How Do We Measure Alien Intelligence?
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It's possible that one day we will come across life on another planet. However, this brings up an important question: How do we measure the intelligence of this alien? It's a complicated question, but Anthony discusses how we might go about it based on what we know about measuring nonhuman intelligence More:Profiling Nonhuman Intelligence: An Exercise in Developing Unbiased Tools for Describing Other "Types" of Intelligence on "Intelligence has historically been studied by comparing nonhuman cognitive and language abilities with human abilities."Dolphin Intelligence "Today at Discovery News you can find out why dolphins are now believed to be the world's second most intelligent animals, with only humans displaying greater brainpower."Dolphin Cognition and Behavior: A Comparative +spatial+reasoning&source=bl&ots=YEtIzxi_BJ&sig=TPCF4IF3Z3c6jM7TitTZw6ER0rA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=M03pUtP1HYr_oQSt1IKwCg&ved=0CDwQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=dolphins%20spatial%20reasoning&f=falseA New Scientific Model that Defines Alien "Should we ever detect an extraterrestrial civilization, or any kind of alien life for that matter, it's a safe bet they'll look very different from us."Smartest Aliens May Live Around Red Dwarf "Robert Frost's classic 1923 poem 'Nothing Golden Can Stay' is certainly true for planets that are in the habitable zone - or shall we say the golden zone - around their parent stars."Humans Not Smarter Than Animals, Just Different, Experts #inlRlv"Humans have been deceiving themselves for thousands of years that they're smarter than the rest of the animal kingdom, despite growing evidence to the contrary, according to University of Adelaide experts in evolutionary biology."Dances as Windows into Insect :"Experimental psychologists working with humans have a fundamental advantage over scientists studying the behaviour of other animals."Wolf Howling Is Mediated by Relationship Quality Rather Than Underlying Emotional (13)00823-3"While considerable research has addressed the function of animal vocalizations, the proximate mechanisms driving call production remain surprisingly unclear."Search For Extraterrestrial "The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) is the collective name for a number of activities undertaken to search for intelligent extraterrestrial life."Watch More:Treating Alien Wild Printed