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#1 Crosby


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Posted 13 November 2011 - 12:35 AM

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 12:48 PM

At last, a chance to recruit a mercenary who's not in it for the money.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 06:30 AM

What did they think was going to happen?
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 06:46 AM

There is a study that shows chimps learn better than humans. A chimp, faced with a puzzle box will teach himself to open it, a human can't, humans only learn from other humans, chimps teach themselves new things without being shown, humans can't do that.
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 03:54 PM

Chimps are indeed good learners, but so are humans (and even humans completely disconnected from humanity soon after birth seem to be better at solving puzzles than most animals; there are documented cases. Humans do not learn only from humans, and can learn things that no animal in their environment knows about).

Of course, we are also very good at learning things that are good in the short term but incredibly stupid in the longer term.

Edited by sixela, 15 November 2011 - 03:55 PM.

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