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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. :) ========================================================================= Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally, Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. Chicago, IL 60637


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>