Clever Ravens

Animals are smart, much smarter than we usually give them credit for… These Ravens show advanced planning, and more impressively, self-control. Our last common ancestor was over 300Million years ago, so they are basically alien thinkers, most similarities are due to convergence of evolution. That some animals might be ‘people‘ is one of the premises … Continue reading “Clever Ravens”

So Long and Thanks for All The Fish

Dolphins talk to each other in complete sentences. One of the key ‘Science Fiction’ themes in my Singularity’s Children series, is that animals are much smarter than we generally assume.  Teach a parrot to talk and it has surprisingly clever things to say.  It seems unfair that an animal has to first learn our … Continue reading “So Long and Thanks for All The Fish”

Dogs Understand Tone And Meaning Of Words

Dogs understand not just the tone, but also the meaning of words. “Dogs process both what we say and how we say it in a way which is amazingly similar to how human brains do.” This is a key theme in the Singularity’s Children series – forget aliens for the time being (its OK, calm … Continue reading “Dogs Understand Tone And Meaning Of Words”