GIVE TURTLES THE RIGHT OF WAY

"Having once performed the spectacular feat of  getting its girdles inside its ribs, [the turtle] lapsed into a state of complacent conservatism,&" and watched as "Eohippus begat Man o' War and a mob of irresponsible and shifty-eyed little shrews swarmed down out of the trees to chip at stones, and fidget around fires, and build atom bombs." —Archie Carr, Handbook of Turtles (1952) How have turtles lived so long? They appear terminally linear. They get pointed in one direction, THAT WAY, and it’s the ONLY WAY. Hopeless illustrated? A turtle nosed against a highway median barrier. It’s spring in northeast [...]