Can we know what animals are thinking?

A nice article from the economist on animal minds.  https://medium.economist.com/can-we-know-what-animals-are-thinking-83991bc994c4  “In 1992, at Tangalooma, off the coast of Queensland, people began to throw fish into the water for the local wild dolphins to eat. In 1998, the Dolphins began to feed the humans, throwing fish up onto the jetty for them. The humans thought they … Continue reading “Can we know what animals are thinking?”

Smart Animals using Complex Tools

Continuing the theme of animals being much smarter than we give them credit for, two stories about complex tool use in Crows and Dolphins: Dolphins Are Using Sea Sponges as Tools:  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/04/these-genius-dolphins-are-using-sea-sponges-as-tools/361168 New videos prove crows can make complex tools that only humans have made before: http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/12/new-videos-prove-crows-can-make-complex-tools-that-only-humans-have-made-before/ #SingularitysChildren #SciFi #NewBook

Summer SciFi Musings

It’s summer, it’s hot, I’m in Turkey doing some writing—surrounded by some very pushy cats and startlingly clever Jaybirds. I got to thinking about non-human intelligence again (a big theme in my books). Forget about aliens, we already see non-human culture and technology. Animals are a lot smarter than we give them credit for. We … Continue reading “Summer SciFi Musings”