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    Who needs uplift* ?
    Watch this jaw dropping performing parrot called Snowball. It certainly makes one reconsider animal intelligence. More details on the dancing parrot can be found here and here.

    * Uplift is a futuristic procedure described in science fiction literature (mostly by author David Brin) of increasing the intelligence of an animal to a degree comparable to human standards by means of genetic manipulations and neural augmentations. Uplift was mentioned lately in conjunction to new discoveries in the field of animal intelligence and in the context of the ethical discussion about the present and the future of animal rights.

    Tue, May 5, 2009  Permanent link
    Categories: Animal Intelligence
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    superconcepts     Sun, May 10, 2009  Permanent link
    Rock on!