Wednesday, April 23, 2014

So, Smarter Than Your Average Congressman ...


At least when it comes to things like balancing budgets:

It looks like a standardized test question: Is the sum of two numbers on the left or the single number on the right larger? Rhesus macaques that have been trained to associate numerical values with symbols can get the answer right, even if they haven’t passed a math class.

My guess is that they're probably also about on an equal footing with American politicians when it comes to baring teeth, screeching incoherently and flinging poo diplomacy and foreign policy.

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