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Bird Brains...er Dino Brains
In AP Biology I learned that intelligence may be caused not by brain
mass, but by the development of a critter's neaural networks and how the
neurons are connected. I also learned, from one or so of my Bird Talk
Magazines that are laying scattered about my room, that parrots, such as
the African Gray Parrot, have roughly the intelligence of a 5-6 year old
child. Knowing this, it made me wonder...
how can people say dinosaurs are stupid or smart animals? And how would
one figure out the intelligence of an extinct animal? Do they have
brains more like reptiles or more like birds, somewhere in between, or
does it depend on the species,etc?
Good friends are like good books;
Hard to find and worth keeping-JNW'98
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