Category: Animal minds
|July 6, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, News|
This coffee time is dedicated to: animal mind Urine: Surely not an incentive one would expect, if one must clean litter boxes. But this just in from From BBC News: Cats ‘control mice’ with chemicals in their urine Researchers found that when very young mice were exposed to a chemical in cat urine, they were […]
|July 4, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, Intelligent Design, Neuroscience, News|
Alfred Russel Wallace’s take, explicitly. From ScienceDaily: Not every encounter between predator and prey results in death. A new study co-authored by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professor suggests that prey emit warning cues that can ultimately lead to both their survival and that of their predators. The hypothesis addresses a 150-year-old mystery of evolution […]
|June 4, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, Intelligent Design, News|
Here. The first feeding study of tropical Australia’s Irukandji box jellyfish has found that they actively fish. They attract larval fish by twitching their extended tentacles, highlighting their nematocyst clusters (stinging structures) and using them as lures. It’s an impressive feat by any standards, but particularly so for an animal that doesn’t have a defined […]
|June 3, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, Intelligent Design, News, Plants|
From New Scientist, reviewing two books: Plants, say the authors, are highly responsive, attuned to gravity, grains of sand, sunlight, starlight, the footfalls of tiny insects and to slow rhythms outside our range. They are subtle, aware, strategic beings whose lives involve an environmental sensitivity very distant from the simple flower and seed factories of […]
|April 27, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, Mind, News|
Earlier we noted that the “We share 99% of our DNA with chimps” claim rises again” (Like Dracula it can’t really die, as it is culturally needed. So it just keeps rising from the grave. Evidence is irrelevant.*) In a paywalled article in Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Henry Gee reviews Thomas Suddendorf’s The Gap: […]
|April 26, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, Neuroscience, News|
From New Scientist: Until recently, the consensus has leaned towards a very Darwinian story. In this scenario, sometime around 600 million years ago, the common ancestor to all animals gave rise to some organisms with simple neural networks. Central nervous systems arose later, allowing for greater coordination and more complex behaviours. These perhaps started out […]
|April 26, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, Intelligent Design, News|
From ScienceDaily: “Octopuses use unique locomotion strategies that are different from those found in other animals,” says Binyamin Hochner of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. “This is most likely due to their soft molluscan body that led to the evolution of ‘strange’ morphology, enabling efficient locomotion control without a rigid skeleton.” Odd, isn’t it, how […]
|April 24, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, Intelligent Design, Laws, Mind, News|
Like Dracula it can’t really die, as it is culturally needed.* So it just keeps rising from the grave. Evidence is irrelevant. In the context of giving apes human rights instead of protection, we read: We share about 99% of our DNA with chimpanzees and it has been argued this makes ape experimenters 99% as […]
|April 21, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, News|
At Braindecoder: “Spiders are very smart, that’s why we’re studying them,” says Ronald Hoy, a professor of neurobiology and behavior at Cornell University. “They use visual cues to steer by, and the kind of mazes that they can solve is considered to be pretty impressive for an invertebrate.” There is a limit to how small […]
|March 5, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, Intelligent Design, News|
Here. Sheldon, an eight year-old sulfate tortoise, and Dolly, a three year-old American Pit Bull Terrier, were both rescued from HSNT and are now best friends! Their owner says they love to play chase like in this video and that Dolly even tries to get Sheldon to play with her favorite ball, though so far […]
|February 12, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, Information, Intelligent Design, News|
Richard Dawkins, guardian of Darwinian correctness, made a point of hounding Sheldrake, and at one point had to be shown out of his lab.
|February 4, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, Evolutionary biology, News|
Anyway, Mr. Raid has a personality too.
|January 21, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, News|
But all information that has ever existed is just a big accident, right?
|January 19, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, Intelligent Design, News|
Well, if tortoises right other upended tortoises, we might reasonably hope so.
|January 17, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, Human evolution, language, News|
She spent so much time with humans that she learned how to smoke cigarettes? [??!!] BAD Orang! bad! bad!
|January 14, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, Human evolution, Intelligent Design, Mind, Neuroscience, News|
Stand by for another onslaught of “It’s what makes us human!”
|January 9, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, Tree of life|
For human nature, evolution appears to be an endless well from which any lesson whatever can be drawn.
|January 1, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, News|
After a while, we are told, the dog twigged to the fact that the bird wasn’t really calling him.
|December 24, 2014||Posted by News under Animal minds, News|
Also, monkey saves friend monkey.
|December 9, 2014||Posted by News under Animal minds, News|
Strangely, it’s been crazier. In the Seventies, Nim Chimpsky was raised from infancy as a human baby and even breastfed by a woman.