DailyDirt: Evolution Made Some Smart Stuff Other Than Us
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
We've pointed out some smart birds recently, but we shouldn't leave out the other smart critters out there. They might be smart enough to be offended, after all. So here are a few more examples of animals that might be able to look at themselves in the mirror and recognize they're still alone.
- Here's a list of 9 other species that exhibit some form of intelligence that we've actually observed. It'd be a more impressive list if there were a way to really quantify and rank the varying degrees of intelligence, but then humans might not look so good on such a scale... [url]
- I think someone snuck in their pet dog into this photo gallery of smart animals (all with human-granted names). Apsalah the orangutan seems a bit over-represented, too. [url]
- A few types of parasitic fungus can turn ants into zombie-slaves. Maybe it's not intelligence, but these fungi are often cited as an example of intelligent design (though doesn't explain why an intelligent designer would ever create such a roundabout process). [url]
- To discover more biological phenomena, check out what's currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]