Meat Eater or Plant Eater?

So I was talking with my 3yr old the other day and trying to explain to him that a tauntaun was a herbivore. I was explaining that one way to tell was because it had horns and that predators generally don’t have horns.

Which led us to the Wampa.

I really don’t think it should have horns. It is a blood-thirsty predator after all. We got into quite the debate over that but finally we decided it was probably an aberration, an omnivore that due to the frigid conditions on Hoth had to adapt by eating tauntaun meat. The horns are just vestigial remnants.

And then the kid picked up Darth Maul.

Final verdict. Vegetarian. Because he has horns.

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  • http://xeeme.com/SallyKWitt/ Sally K Witt

    Great training for the young one!  LOL

  • http://twitter.com/BobWarren Bob Warren

    Have a Super Tuesday and Happy Holidays!

  • Anonymous

    BUT . . . where’s the LEGO in it ? No story for a 3yr old without LEGO me thinks . . . 

  • Anonymous

    #EAv #LOCRIS #LION™ @LOCRIS (e)LOCRIS http://tinyurl.com/locris

  • http://twitter.com/Fishmammal Fishmammal

    Awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/camountain Candace Mountain

    I have a hard time envisioning Darth Maul grazing on veggies lol

  • http://twitter.com/vanachkov Victor

    :D

  • Jim Duckett

    Ray Park eats meat, I’m pretty sure of it. I guess a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away the rules of horns did not apply.

  • http://twitter.com/vanachkov Victor

    :D

  • Anonymous

    Great.

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    :)

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    Yeah I doubt he would pack baby carrots and dip while out hunting Jedi.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lindy.ireland Lindy Dale Ireland

    Well applied powers of deduction!

  • http://www.facebook.com/anne.thomas1 Anne Thomas

    Your 3-year old is quite an awesome thinker :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/claudiu.gabriel/ Claudiu Gabriel

    :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=706520342 Omar Habayeb

    Hilarious per usual Brent! =)

  • intrepidblue

    There all vegans!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Jason__Ramsey Jason Ramsey

    very nice, I love Darth Maul

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001523012119 Michael Walker

    Lol Brent

  • http://www.facebook.com/aldon.hynes Aldon Hynes

    I don’t have horns and I eat meat!

  • Jimboslappyface

    But if he was a vegan he wouldn’t have the power to kill Qui-Gan.  He would be busy trying to find some red meat for protein, and Qui-Gon would have chopped off his head.

  • Randall N

    I lack horns, and I am a vegetarian! :)

  • http://twitter.com/mgilstrap19 Michelle Gilstrap

    I love that you are having this discussion with a 3 year old. This will help him as he develops. Way to go Pops.

  • http://twitter.com/kennyhopkins Kenny Hopkins

    LOL – pretty funny :)

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    Yeah, it was kind of interesting…

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    Are you *sure*?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ilblogue Pierre-Luc Gagnon

    Horns rules!

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    Yeah I was kind of impressed too :)

  • http://twitter.com/cfleury Chris Fleury

    Excellent!

  • http://www.stichtingmilieunet.nl/andersbekekenblog Milieunet

    Lol

  • http://LiveIntentionally.org Paul Steinbrueck

    Usually the teeth are a good indicator, but…

  • BillyAkerman

    Are you sure your son is only three? That is too funny. Have a great time while he’s still young. Each year is cool, but when they’re younger than 5, it really cool.

  • Greg Bepper

    Isn’t it amazing how kids this age get so into this stuff … I mean right into it. I know some kids this age that can tell you ‘everything you wanted to know but afraid to ask’ about dinosaurs… Amazing! 

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    Reasonably sure yep :)

    And yes they are fun at this age.

  • http://twitter.com/confluencemedia Elza van Swieten

    nice to discuss that with a 3 year old…

  • James Paten

    Hey Brent, haven’t seen much activity from you on G+. Any chance those of us following you there could get an update about new blog posts?

    Thanks!

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    D’oh… knew I’ve been forgetting something! I’ll try to keep that better updated going forward. Thanks!