So what makes those European birds avoid the Winter of their Discontent ? Magnetic fields, they say. O.K. – here we go again : Intelligent Design ? Sorry, I’m afraid not. But it sure looks like it. Until you examine a little more closely the data of hit-and-miss Evolution, Natural Selection and the extraordinary good fortune which all of us, including the geese, have had in being auto-programmed to make sure our species survives.