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Posted by: FR at Thu Sep 25 11:30:27 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

Hi Aaron, I have to ask this question, why do you think they do not have the ability to learn? This is a very serious question. Please understand, animals both slightly above them and slightly below them, on the evolutionary chain are known to "learn". Lizards have shown the ability to count, and tell the difference between different colored lites. etc etc etc and snakes supposedly evolved from lizards, which means they are more advanced. etc etc. Yes I know some yahoo's that claim biology training, will say, they do not have this or that brain part, which is silly stupid. As one who studies ethology, we do not need parts that we THINK do this or that, whats important in ethology is the animal doing something, the mechanical ability of HOW comes after the behavior, not before the behavior. I test learning in wild reptiles all the time and their learning ability can be compared to birds. Heres the deal, no, they are not going to design rockets and mechanical self defense equipment. but the can learn what is a benefit and what is deleterious. The simple choice of good vs. bad, what they do on a daily basis. They seek beneficual and avoid detrimental. You can test this so very easily.


   

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