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Brains vs intelligence: Not what you might expect


From ScienceDaily:

The elephantnose fish explores objects in its surroundings by using its eyes or its electrical sense — sometimes both together. Zoologists have now found out how complex the processing of these sensory impressions is. With its tiny brain, the fish achieves performance comparable to that of humans or mammals. More. Paper. (paywall) – Sarah Schumacher, Theresa Burt de Perera, Johanna Thenert, Gerhard von der Emde. Cross-modal object recognition and dynamic weighting of sensory inputs in a fish. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2016; 201603120 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1603120113

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Studies like this are very welcome. Creationists should want to see great ability in creatures in processing information.The more great it is the more obvious it is to separate these abilities from intelligence. its the evolutionists who should desire dumbness in abilities of creatures based on a concept of dumb to smart evolution they preach. In short these primitive creatures should be primitive in abilities. They are not. I would also these abilities only use the memory. They are not thinking in which conclusions are not obvious. Robert Byers

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