Your article "No bull: Cattle seem to know which way is north" (Aug. 26) is full of bull. Associated Press writer Randolph E. Schmid and scientists Hynek Burda and Sabine Begall may have missed the obvious.

We humans place our tennis courts, football fields and even golf courses, when possible, to the north-south directions. When we humans talk with someone on the sunny street, we face one north and the other south. Why look into the sun if there is a better alternative?

I'm not sold on the magnetic theory for bulls. I just think most bulls may be smarter than some scientists.

David S. Taylor

Holladay