Re: nobody here but us wildlife

Anders Sandberg (
Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:11:13 +0200 (MET DST)

On Tue, 10 Jun 1997 wrote:

> In a message dated 97-06-10 06:31:13 EDT, you write:
> << Curt Adams writes:
> > As an aside, the domesticated primate (us) is the smartest
> > primate of all.
> Actually, dolphins are the smartest, for they have the highest brain to body
> ratio.

Hmm, so the strongest animals are the insects since they have the
largest strength to body mass ratio? I wouldn't trust a simple ratio
to determine intelligence, the scaling of sensory and motor cortex is
far from linear. Intelligence (however defined) is a property of
behavior rather than the body (which produces behavior).

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