Friday, April 11, 2014

(process development.whale.seal.Inuit)

>seed thought.//process development.
I'm looking for a job and the search algorithm says my job skills might fit process development jobs. These tend to be jobs with biotech/pharma companies that develop humanized antibody, conjugated protein, optimizing and validating protein expression and purification, etc...

>query.//google.image.process development.20140411

My white matter connectivity lead me to select this image.

A business process modeled along the whale hunt by Inuit.

This blurb is supposes to give you an intuitive and inspirational understanding of why their business process can land the financial BIG WHALE, and thus ensure your financial survival. Their conclusion:
"...when we hunt walrus or caribou, seals or a string of fish, we can eat only for a day or a week or two. A whale can feed our entire village for a year."
This is true, but reading the wikipedia on Inuit diet makes it clear that the most common food source is seal. Their real survival depends on seal, ie the daily, weekly, small gains of meat and blood from a low risk, high return meat.

My neural circuitry next fixated on this stream:
"seals are always considered to be thirsty and are therefore offered a drink of fresh water as they die. This is shown as a sign of respect and gratitude toward the seal and its sacrifice. This offering is also done to please the spirit Sedna to ensure food supply.
Bennett, John, and Susan Rowley, eds. Uqalurait: An Oral History of Nunavut. Canada: McGill-Queen's Univ. Press, 2004.

What an interesting extrapolation of a human trait (freshwater need) onto seals. We humanize the seal and pull it into our religion. Do seals really need to drink freshwater? What is the science?

>query.//how do seals, the low risk, high return meat for Inuits, really obtain their water needs?

They get water through their food mostly, which probably also consists of mostly low risk, high return fish.meat or plant or plankton.
"These organisms include drifting animalsprotistsarchaeaalgae, or bacteria that inhabit the pelagic zone of oceansseas, or bodies of freshwater; that is, plankton are defined by their ecological niche rather than phylogenetic or taxonomic classification."
close.Divergent stream.time constraint.

It's interesting that a final food source is not phylogenetic or taxonomic classified! I must remember this in the setup of this classification algorithm.

A business in resource scarce (near future) environments are like marine mammals and Inuit in the Arctic.
-Arctic business, Inuit and marine mammals are predators.
-They survive by eating other low risk, but high return (fat, energy) meat.
-The meat has the same salt content and provides essential water needs.

Today's Arctic businesses must not romanticize the Whale and risk forgetting the Seal.

It is mostly likely that the Seal will ensure their survive.

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