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While many animals are endowed with remarkable and interesting abilities, human beings possess not only the ability to express and understand original abstract thoughts through language, but also the ability to know their Creator. Evolutionary thinking pretends we humans are just animals and not accountable to God.
Brain imaging suggests dogs and humans are wired to respond to sounds the same way. Evolutionary researchers are surprised to find neurological similarities between humans and dogs but not between humans and apes.
The octopus is a very intelligent invertebrate. Evolutionists assert intelligent apes are our near relations, but how do they explain octopus intelligence? God endowed them from the beginning with intelligence to live in the world He created and even to cope with the world He cursed because of man’s sin.
The crow displays remarkable intelligence. If there were an animal version of the popular trivia program Jeopardy!, it might pit a chimpanzee against a dolphin against a crow. The surprising thing is, the crow might win!
Brain imaging suggests dogs and humans are wired to respond to sounds the same way.
Do smart crows reveal an alternate evolutionary path to intelligence?
Does a peek “into the minds of birds” provide a peek into the origin of ours?
The evolutionary drive to invertebrate intelligence
Crows’ remarkable intelligence has been one of our favorite topics over the years (our last update came in April). Here’s the latest.
If someone calls you a bird brain, it may not be completely wrong to respond, “that’s right!”
Several news stories this week examine aspects of various animals’ surprising levels of intelligence—though this shouldn’t come as a surprise to regular News to Note readers, considering our frequent coverage of this fascinating topic. The animals included here are no surprise, however: dolphins, chimps, crows, elephants, and whales, all animals already renowned for their smarts.
In previous editions of News to Note, we’ve frequently reported on the high intelligence of crows. Now, it’s elephants’ turn again.
If there were an animal version of the popular trivia program Jeopardy!, it might pit a chimpanzee against a dolphin against a crow. The surprising thing is, the crow might win!
Move over (again), chimpanzees: it’s not only you in the animal kingdom that has calculable intelligence.
Chimps and orangutans are capable of sophisticated “mental time travel,” reports LiveScience on research at Lund University in Sweden.
Based on test results published in Current Biology, chimpanzees have “an extraordinary photographic memory that is far superior to ours.” The tests were devised by Japanese scientists and pitted university students against three pairs of mother-and-child chimps.
BBC News reports on a University of Auckland study that highlights the tool-adapting and tool-using ability of New Caledonian crows.
Researchers are astounded by ape communication skills.
Simian use of gestures is the latest evidence of evolution—at least, that’s the impression given by a BBC NEWS article (and others) this week that describes research into how bonobos and chimpanzees gesticulate as a form of communication.
This week, a new animal joins our showcase of “underestimated animal geniuses”: the humble lab rat.
The BBC News and other media outlets have been circulating an Associated Press article that states that gorillas in the wild have been observed using tools.
David Attenborough's acclaimed television series, The Life of Birds, provided many examples of remarkable features and behaviours in birds. These provide reasons to doubt evolutionary philosophy.
It turns out that there is at least one parrot that can rival chimps in creative language use and complexity of reasoning.