They say that intelligent life is somewhere out there. But what about right here at home?
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I was reading about how archer fish shoot water to hunt insects and that this is learned behavior. So that means at one point a fish developed an Idea using logic, other fish observed how that benefited them, started replicating it, and learned to account for light refraction. To me this seems like a pretty overlooked sign of intelligence
I would guess that very few animals would be even reasonable candidates to try, but with dolphin, orca or perhaps beluga (beluga might be very good candidates), simply see if the animal given a sequence of primes can provide the next one.
I seriously doubt that even a very intelligent animal would immediately be able to succeed at this -- numbers are important to humans due to I guess commerce and the calendar -- perhaps whales who migrate care about the calendar also, but probably not to the extent humans do. Commerce among whales non-existent but monkeys and apes seem to understand money pretty well.
It is an easy experiment to try.
The whales with the largest brains are I guess very hard to experiment with. But fundamental to their existence is image processing -- very mathematical and perhaps the sperm whale has been hoping a human will present it with a sequence of prime numbers. Maybe they don't think we understand them.
hello! i would really love it if you could all (uk residents only) take my dissertation survey on animal welfare being taught in schools:
Buenas linda comunidad no e de hablar mucho solo transmitirles que quiero lograr mi meta, ser un humano que ponga su granito de arena en esta tierra, mi propósito es salir a las calles a dar alimento a animales indefensos, soy de una comunidad no tan marginada, pero me llena de cólera ver a tanto animalito sufriendo por las calles, solo puedo ayudar un poco yo no tengo un empleo muy solventado, pero destino parte de él a dar un bocado de alivio a los indefensos animalitos, solo quiero apoyo para seguir fortaleciendo este sueño, y no quiero compararme con el chico ZADRIGMAN, quiero ser uno de los muchos que podríamos hacer eso por esos amigos de 4 patas, gracias si me quieren apoyar pasaré a dejar la tarjeta
I was recently fascinated by the possibility that crows and ravens are in their Stone Age. I've always been interested in the possibility of animal sapience and this is tempting. That being said I want more scientific people as well as laypersons in this server. Anyone's welcome, queer friendly with leftist-leaning leadership. This server is just getting started so be the first to join!
The Sapient Paradox asks "why there was such a long gap between emergence of genetically and anatomically modern humans and the development of complex behaviors?". That is, if humans were "us" by 100k years ago, why are some fundamental behaviors missing (or only regionally present) until about the end of the Ice Age? Behaviors as fundamental as the capacity for abstract thought, at least according to some anthropologists. (See: Archaeological evidence for modern intelligence)
The going explanation is that our psychology did not change, but our environment did. The Ice Age ended, populations increased, and this precipitated a phase change in the complexity of thought
I have heard that ferrets are better at problem solving than cats and dogs but I can not seem to find the study on this (or really any done on domestic ferret intelligence), does anyone have a link?