Oak or Willow? (IMAGE) Virginia Institute of Marine Science Caption Whether it’s better to withstand a storm with resistance or resilience is a question that has been asked since at least the time of Aesop and the ancient Greeks, as shown in this 1547 engraving of Aesop’s “The Oak and Willow” fable. Credit Bernard Salomon's Aesop courtesy of laurakgibbs. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Usage Restrictions Credit must be given to the creator. Only noncommercial uses of the work are permitted. Adaptations must be shared under the same terms. License CC BY-NC-SA Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.