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Basil
01-17-2010, 12:24 PM
We are so fortunate that there are people studying this stuff:
Chickens can count (https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2010/01/15/Study-Chickens-can-count/UPI-66941263593389/).

Yeah, but can they solve Schrödinger's equation?

Basil
01-17-2010, 12:28 PM
PS: In a corollary study, it was determined that the chicken's can't count until they're hatched.

GregW
01-17-2010, 01:20 PM
This is pretty cool. Not for us humans though.

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Gliderman8
01-17-2010, 01:31 PM
those chimps made a monkey out of us :whistle:

aerog
01-17-2010, 01:38 PM
This is pretty cool. Not for us humans though.

I've never quite understood why they seem to equate memory tests like that with "being smart" (ie: Gibson said "...in case you think they used on smart chimp...").

Guest
01-17-2010, 01:42 PM
been tryin' to tell y'all bout the wonder bird...

martx-5
01-17-2010, 02:23 PM
Perhaps if our minds weren't cluttered up with so much more important stuff, we would do better on these inane tests. :hammer:

tony barnhill
01-17-2010, 04:05 PM
Oh, yeah, real important stuff...but, can the chimps beat the chicks?

GregW
01-17-2010, 07:47 PM
I've never quite understood why they seem to equate memory tests like that with "being smart"
I think the test shows that the chimp understands that there is a sequence to the numbers. Even removing numbers in the middle, the chimp can keep the sequence straight. Here are some other interesting videos. When you start to add them all up, it gets pretty impressive. The first one shows the ability to solve problems. The second is a moral test.

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tony barnhill
01-17-2010, 10:29 PM
Well, it's a god thing we have opposable thumbs! If we only used our 'morals'!