Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Dumb humans

The article "Are Animals Stuck in Time" shows the desperation many humans have to prove that we are different from other animals in a qualitative way, not just a quantitative way. He finds that animals can remember if they did something in the past, then he claims that his research supports his theory that animals are stuck in time!


Animals Are 'Stuck In Time' With Little Idea Of Past Or Future, Study Suggests
ScienceDaily (Apr. 7, 2008)

William Roberts and his colleagues in Western’s Psychology Department found that rats are able to keep track of how much time has passed since they discovered a piece of cheese, be it a little or a lot, but they don’t actually form memories of when the discovery occurred. That is, the rats can’t place the memories in time.
“This research,” said Roberts, “supports the theory I introduced that animals are stuck in time, with no sense of time extending into the past or future.”

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