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AfraidToDie's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by AfraidToDie

JuJu: I sometimes think there is such a desire to show how intelligent certain animals are, that some researchers start with the bias that some animals are more like us in intelligence and then find behaviors that seem to fit their preconceived bias.


Sounds like just a study, adding to the vast data warehouse of info. Not sure they had conclusions; maybe some hypothesis. Just filling in the gaps of knowledge. I also don't think they were concluding anything about intelligence. Distinguising between sounds that often mean your offspring are eaten is not a unique trait found only in intelligent life forms, or at least I wouldn't think so.

Sat, 19 Mar 2011 19:08:04 UTC | #604767