How does a scientist prove that an animal is capable of thinking—that it is able to acquire information about the world and act on it?
cousin Rusty - by Betsy Seeton
Cousin Rusty wanted to know the answer. He is seen here at a fascinating lecture about the research reported in a National Geographic article called Animal Minds. Read what captivated him ....
When you're done reading that article come back for a link to a video.
Photographer Vince Musi introduces a host of animals whose behavior is studied
to better understand how they learn--and by extension--how we learn.
click on Cousin Rusty below to watch
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"Ask not what an animal can do for you; ask what you can do for an animal." Jasper
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men." ~Alice Walker
The source of the quote is Walker's preface to Marjorie Spiegel's 1988 book, "The Dreaded Comparison" . Her next sentence was, "This is the gist of Ms. Spiegel's cogent, humane and astute argument, and it is sound."
"I was so moved by the intelligence, sense of fun and personalities of the animals I worked with on (the movie) Babe that by the
end of the film I
was a vegetarian."
~ James Cromwell