Sunday, August 28, 2005

Life cannot be classified in terms of a simple neurological ladder, with human beings at the top; it is more accurate to talk of different forms of intelligence, each with its strengths and weaknesses. This point was well demonstrated in the minutes before last December's tsunami, when tourists grabbed their digital cameras and ran after the ebbing surf, and all the 'dumb' animals made for the hills.

- B.R. Myers, author (1963- )


Infinite Improbability said...

Strange thing, isnt it. But I am not quite sure what would be the reaction of the vast majority when they discover another specie, thought of to be rather dumb but, infact more intelligent.

neha said...

umm, prejudices - it is impossible not to have them, isnt it?

btw have got the rest of the foundation series now! and bought a calvin hobbes yesterday!! a bit expensive but i had a gift voucher since my birthday :D