DailyDirt: Hatching Some Intelligent Creatures

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There's no guarantee that life will evolve any kind of intelligence. However, given the numerous examples of smart animals in nature, while we're worried about hyper-intelligent robots rising up, we'll miss the genius bird/lizard/ape revolution. Or maybe we'll just be left behind by space-faring dolphins. In any case, check out a few of these curiously smart animals. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

Filed Under: chicks, crows, intelligence, smart animals, thinking, turtles


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    Anonymous Coward, 25 Feb 2015 @ 5:54pm

    Where are the hyper intelligent parrots? They can TALK.

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      Mason Wheeler (profile), 26 Feb 2015 @ 6:37am

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      Parrots are good at mimicking sounds they hear, including the sound of people talking. I doubt most people would count that as "talking," though, which requires comprehension and the ability to carry on a conversation.

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    Anonymous Coward, 25 Feb 2015 @ 8:57pm

    I really don't get transfinite ordinals, and now I know who to blame. Bad chicken, man. Mess you up.

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