Look, I haven't mentioned Zeus, Buddah, or some religion.
Started by Claireliontamer, July 12, 2017, 08:18:49 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on December 01, 2020, 08:28:13 PMQuote from: Randy on December 01, 2020, 02:37:51 PMThat's neat. Would she be considered a genius among canines or is this something any dog can do?I don't know. She had an owner who was very devoted to training her so there's definitely nature and nurture playing hand in hand to develop her skills. IMO she's a genius among dogs, but then again I'm no expert on canine cognition so I can't say. In the full PBS Nova Documentary they mention a gene called CTNND2, which is important for normal brain development, and that the Border Collie genome shows selective breeding for this gene, which would explain why they are the smartest dog breed. But I haven't been able to find a reference to back that claim up...
Quote from: Randy on December 01, 2020, 02:37:51 PMThat's neat. Would she be considered a genius among canines or is this something any dog can do?
QuoteScientists in the UK have demonstrated technology that could allow us to better understand a baby's brain during moments of natural activity.The brain imaging technology has been developed by Gowerlabs, with UCL, Cambridge University, and the Rosie Hospital also working on the project.It uses high-density diffuse optical tomography (HD-DOT) and has been tested on six-month old infants.
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on February 07, 2021, 01:16:45 AM
Quote from: Icarus on February 08, 2021, 04:07:20 AMMy house is on a cul de sac. there are five houses. Doctor Andersons wife is a lovely South African woman, one of the houses is occupied by a couple from West Virginia, which is almost a foreign state. Another house is occupied by a former world class tennis pro, from Croatia whose wife, Carolena, is a very charming Brazillian woman. She is a Certified Public accountant who works for Citi Bank. When she first worked here, her first job assignment was in Northern Montana. Carolena was raised and attended schools and colleges in Sao Paulo. one of the largest cities and one the most beautiful cities in the world. The Montana people knowing that she was from Brazil, asked her many dumb questions. Among them were; are wild monkeys in your streets...did you have to guard against cheetas, leopords, or giant snakes, etc..... Carolena lived in Sao Paulo in a high rise building on the 13th floor. She had to use the elevator to get to her apartment for christs sake. Damned few Cheetas on the 13th floor. (The silly cats and snakes do not know how to punch the elevator floor buttons) The point is that a preponderant number of Americans believe ourselves to live in the only fully developed, most civilized nation in the world. It is like so many of us sincerely believe that our shit does not stink.I am ashamed of us. A huge proportion of us actually believe that we are the chosen ones to the exclusion of every other culture. ......So is there something terribly wrong with our brains....or are we just stupid?
Quote from: Icarus on February 10, 2021, 03:47:32 AMI wonder whether Mags and Hermes has had to put up with similar dimwits.