Re: Memory vs. Intelligence [was Re: Doogie Mice]

Robert J. Bradbury (
Mon, 6 Sep 1999 10:39:47 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 6 Sep 1999 wrote:

> I hope someone does this SOON -- the biotech industry needs a cute
> and cuddly mascot to ward off the Luddites!
John was talking about a more "intelligent" dog. This is not the same as "cute n cuddly". With a more intelligent dog, you take the ball, throw it, then say, "Come on boy, go fetch the ball". The Intelligene Dog looks at you with a look that you can only read as, "Why, so you can throw it again?".

Dogs smarter than humans that play golf (where the game is -- first, you have the ball, then you put the ball on the ground, then you hit the ball, then you chase after the ball. Now, you had the ball in the first place!

[derived from Bill Crosby].

I'm not sure that is going to have the effect that you want on the luddites.