A recent research article from Germany has made quite a splash in the popular media and raises some very interesting questions about animal minds.
It’s a good idea to be skeptical when any such claim is followed up with the assertion that humans “aren’t that cognitively unique after all.”
We are informed at Nautilus, the Templeton Foundation’s magazine, that “ It’s time to take moral emotion in animals seriously.” Really?
Optimization algorithms enable the ant colony to decide how many ants to send to a given food source and when to drastically reduce the number.
The widely accepted heritability of IQ — between 57 percent and 80 percent in twin studies — is strong evidence for the materiality of the intellect.