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(Phys Org2)   In today's discouraging science news: Cockatoos are smarter than you are   (phys.org) divider line 19
    More: Interesting, University of Vienna, synaptic plasticity, Zoology, Dr Alice Auersperg, puzzle box, Max Planck Institute  
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2013-07-03 10:33:12 PM  
And tastier, too.
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2013-07-03 11:29:38 PM  
Anything that gets fed, sheltered and pampered without having to work for it is smarter than me
 
2013-07-03 11:54:25 PM  
Many animals are smarter than humans.
 
2013-07-04 01:11:45 AM  
And I've seen them dance better than me.
 
2013-07-04 01:24:52 AM  

doglover: Many animals are smarter than humans.


Any animal is smarter than the denizens of the Politics tab.
 
2013-07-04 01:26:11 AM  
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One day, I'll beat you. One day......
 
2013-07-04 01:35:20 AM  
Professor Alex Kacelnik of Oxford University's Department of Zoology, a co-author of the study, said: 'We cannot prove that the birds understand the physical structure of the problem as an adult human would, but we can infer from their behaviour that they are sensitive to how objects act on each other, and that they can learn to progress towards a distant goal without being rewarded step-by-step.'

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-07-cockatoos-puzzle-video.html#jCp Profes sor Alex Kacelnik of Oxford University's Department of Zoology, a co-author of the study, said: 'We cannot prove that the birds understand the physical structure of the problem as an adult human would, but we can infer from their behaviour that they are sensitive to how objects act on each other, and that they can learn to progress towards a distant goal without being rewarded step-by-step.'
Professor Alex Kacelnik of Oxford University's Department of Zoology, a co-author of the study, said: 'We cannot prove that the birds understand the physical structure of the problem as an adult human would, but we can infer from their behaviour that they are sensitive to how objects act on each other, and that they can learn to progress towards a distant goal without being rewarded step-by-step.'

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-07-cockatoos-puzzle-video.html#jCProfessor Alex Kacelnik of Oxford University's Department of Zoology, a co-author of the study, said: 'We cannot prove that the birds understand the physical structure of the problem as an adult human would, but we can infer from their behaviour that they are sensitive to how objects act on each other, and that they can learn to progress towards a distant goal without being rewarded step-by-step.'

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-07-cockatoos-puzzle-video.html#jCp
I hate this scientific namby-pamby. Yes, it's true that we cannot enter into the minds of other species and know with 100% certainly what they are thinking and feeling. But if we are honest we can't do this with members of our own species either and that all anyone is left with is signs and symbols. Yet that doesn't stop us from believing that our spouse loves us, our boss is a dumbass, and our neighbor's wife is a slut. So if the bird acts as if it has intelligence and emotions in a way that we recognize then what stopping us from simply saying that they are? A vapid squeamishness.
 
2013-07-04 01:35:36 AM  
Snowball proved this about a year or so ago.  Old news.
 
2013-07-04 01:36:40 AM  
wow...I don't know what happened there...it previewed fine..Drew spilling beer on the servers again...
 
2013-07-04 01:39:58 AM  
Cockatoos are smart, lovable, and completely nuts
 
2013-07-04 01:56:05 AM  
If only I could replace congressional members with them.
 
2013-07-04 02:27:03 AM  
Hey, if a you think the bird is smarter than me then you like a Cockatoo much.
 
2013-07-04 02:27:54 AM  

worlddan: wow...I don't know what happened there...it previewed fine..Drew spilling beer on the servers again...


Suuuuurrreeee... I bet a cockatoo wouldn't have mucked up a post that badly. :p

;)
 
2013-07-04 03:06:01 AM  
I doubt I could have solved that puzzle that quickly using only my teeth.
 
2013-07-04 09:30:46 AM  

teto85: And tastier, too.
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So you've put a cockatoo in your mouth?
 
2013-07-04 11:26:40 AM  
I used to work in a pet shop, but I quit after a customer slapped me when I asked her is she was here to get a cockatoo.
 
2013-07-04 11:36:32 AM  
But can the bird play chess? - that's the real question here.
 
2013-07-04 06:59:30 PM  

sarahfru: But can the bird play chess? - that's the real question here.




Anyone can play chess. Can it play M.U.L.E.?
 
2013-07-04 07:00:05 PM  
Oh and...

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