CHAT: Animal intelligence [was Re: Origin of names]
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, June 29, 2003, 20:22|
Quoting Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>:
> If we could place all animals on an inteligence scale, I'd expect
> to see humans at or near the top, and worms close to the bottom,
> but no large stretches were no species turns up.
Are we talking about average (=mean) intelligence, or median
intelligence? If the latter, what with all the microbe and plant
species, I'd expect worms to compare rather favorably. :)
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