In “Smart lizard solves a problem it’s never seen before” (New Scientist July 2011), Michael Marshall reports,
Clever lizards have worked out how to unplug holes to reach food, suggesting that problem-solving is not the sole preserve of warm-blooded birds and mammals.
Reptile intelligence tends to be underrated because of the lecture room notion of the “reptilian brain,” supposedly less evolved than the mammalian brain. An evidence-based ID-friendly approach would expect these results because reptiles have evolved, if you like, for as long as mammals have. There is no basis other than Darwin-driven classification itself for assuming that they have gained nothing in the mean time.
It gets dangerous when Darwin ideology is applied to humans in serious situations.
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