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Federal Govt. Spends $2.1 Million to Study “What Animals Really Think”
Cybercast News Service ^ | April 3, 2013 | Penny Starr

Posted on 04/04/2013 8:02:45 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $2.1 million grant over five years for a research project titled, “Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think.”

The research project is designed to study how animals think and to promote “the evolutionary link between animals and humans,” as well as animal welfare “in the wild and in our homes,” according to the award abstract on the NSF Web site. …

The project, which includes a 1,500 sq.-ft. traveling exhibit “exploring animal cognition,” will also place human behavior under the microscope. …

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: metacognition

1 posted on 04/04/2013 8:02:45 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

They think “these humans are VERY irresponsible with money”.


2 posted on 04/04/2013 8:04:42 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Olog-hai

In the meantime FAA towers are being shut down and border patrols crippled.


3 posted on 04/04/2013 8:04:59 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: Olog-hai

I wonder whether the “scientists” are going to conduct the “study” in downtown Chicago: no shortage of animals there.


4 posted on 04/04/2013 8:05:47 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Standing Wolf

Or on Pelosi and Reid....


5 posted on 04/04/2013 8:07:18 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Olog-hai

Money well spent. And their conclusions? If any? I really wanna’ know what aminals think (the misspelling was deliberate), cuz’ with a couple more millions given to me, I will study what trees think.


6 posted on 04/04/2013 8:07:57 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Olog-hai

I just asked our cat what she thinks ,she said, “I want treats “


7 posted on 04/04/2013 8:08:08 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Olog-hai
What a dog thinks, "Those creatures that stand on their hind legs all the time feed me, give me shelter, and provide for my every need...Therefore they must be God's and I should worship them.

What a cat thinks, "Those creatures that stand on their hind legs all the time feed me, give me shelter, and provide for my every need...Therefore I must be a God and they should worship me.

8 posted on 04/04/2013 8:08:15 AM PDT by apillar
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To: apillar

Dogs have owners, cats have staff.


9 posted on 04/04/2013 8:09:53 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

Same things as most people; food, sex, comfort, safety, family


10 posted on 04/04/2013 8:12:33 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Olog-hai

Another liberal Religion supported by State confiscation of wealth from people who actually work.


11 posted on 04/04/2013 8:13:18 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Olog-hai

They want to make sure that “Some animals are more equal than others” is firmly in there already.


12 posted on 04/04/2013 8:14:13 AM PDT by Teacher317 (sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast)
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To: Olog-hai
What Animals Really Think.

Judging by my cats, they mostly don't.

13 posted on 04/04/2013 8:18:09 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Cats:

“Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz......wait is that the can opener I hear?”


14 posted on 04/04/2013 8:19:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

Let me save the govt $2million.

What animals really think:

1. What am I going to eat today?
2. Who am I going to have sex with today?


15 posted on 04/04/2013 8:23:02 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Olog-hai

But no chemo for Grandma!


16 posted on 04/04/2013 8:23:12 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Olog-hai
What is it thinking?


17 posted on 04/04/2013 8:29:05 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Olog-hai

(sigh)

We’re broke and the clueless kiddies in Congress keep throwing money we don’t have into black holes like this.

This is reminiscent of the study we paid for decades ago to learn the sex habits of pygmies. The results of that crucial study are used to . . . . . . . . . . . . uh, . . . . . . . . . . . er, . . . . . . . . . . .

(Beats me why we needed to know that!)


18 posted on 04/04/2013 8:30:40 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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19 posted on 04/04/2013 8:42:31 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: Olog-hai
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20 posted on 04/04/2013 8:44:23 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Olog-hai

I know our dog has an inner clock. She used to stay at the door around 615 PM until I retired and that was my get home from work time. Now she stays at the door starting at 1100 PM when I get home from my late shift on my part time job.

Cats - where is our next tuna feeding? They sleep most of the day and sneak around the house at night.


21 posted on 04/04/2013 9:26:37 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: Olog-hai

Who in the House of Representatives is voting for this garbage?


22 posted on 04/04/2013 9:27:14 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: apillar

“Therefore they must be God’s”

God’s is possessive. We are all God’s.

You meant gods (plural of god). No inital cap.


23 posted on 04/04/2013 9:30:14 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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Ability To ‘Think About Thinking’ Not Limited Only To Humans According to New Research
GSU news | 4-2-2013 | Kathleen Poe Ross
Posted on 04/04/2013 5:28:56 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3004026/posts


24 posted on 04/07/2013 9:10:49 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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