Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Boiling frog :::: Rana hervida


They say that if you put a frog into a pot of boiling water, it will leap out right away to escape the danger. But, if you put a frog in a kettle that is filled with water that is cool and pleasant,and then you gradually heat the kettle until it starts boiling, the frog will not become aware of the threat until it is too late. The frog's survival instincts are geared towards detecting sudden changes.
This is a story that is used to illustrate how people might get themselves into terrible trouble.This parable is often used to illustrate how humans have to be careful to watch slowly changing trends in the environment, not just the sudden changes. It's a warning to keep us paying attention not just to obvious threats but to more slowly developing ones.


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Se dice que si pones una rana dentro de una olla con agua hirviendo, la rana saltará fuera para escapar del peligro. Pero, si pones una rana en una vasija llena de agua fresca y placentera, y entonces gradualmente la calientas hasta que empiece a hervir, la rana no se percatara de la amenaza hasta que sea demasiado tarde. Los instintos de supervivencia de la rana estan previstos hacia la detección de cambios repentinos. Esta es una historia que es usada para ilustrar como los humanos tienen que ser cuidadosos para ver detenidamente las tendencias de cambio en el ambiente, no solo los cambios repentinos. Es una advertencia para mantenernos atentos no solo ante amenazas obvias sino más aún a aquellas que se desarrollan lentamente.

3 comments:

Natalia said...

Awesome!! we have to be aware ..to the most simple things.. and act better than frogs!
nice post.. and nice translation..ure doing well !!

:)miss u

Emmanuel said...

me too, me too

Ulises Triana said...

nice post Emmanuel
Saludines!