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Go to: Admitting you're an atheist while travelling in the Middle East

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Find the Islamic equivalent of Father Jack's catch-all parry:

"That would be an ecumenical matter"

Wed, 25 Apr 2012 21:03:19 UTC | #937329

Go to: Evolutionary equivalents of human intelligence

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Communication avails social intelligence. The advantage apparent in our species. Our ability to employ technology as a vital cultural distinction. Dogs, preternatural wolves, exhibit social group communication out of context within the human setting. The benefit of this adaptation, becomng domesticated, has had huge benefits for the dog.

The wolf, whilst employing complex communication structures to select and collaboratively hunt down prey are efficient hunters; able to prey on large and dangerous herbivores. An example of 'awareness of others' social behaviour (like us, having dreams; modelling 'social decodes' employed during conscious interaction).

The dog however has re tuned such communication (albeit by chance and our, not insignificant, involvement in selection!) to the extent they never (in many 1st world homes) have to think about food provision, shelter and even get free healthcare.

Wed, 25 Apr 2012 20:32:14 UTC | #937326

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