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When You Think of Animal Rights, Don't Forget About Bugs


Bugs are fascinating, and if anyone tries to tell you different, have them check out this article,
which offers proof that many insects are tiny geniuses who are capable
of counting, categorizing objects, and recognizing human faces. Recent
studies show that even though their brains are oh-so-teeny-tiny, ants,
bees, and other braniac bugs are brilliant creatures. There is
overwhelming evidence that brain size has no effect on intelligence and
that in many cases a bigger brain is not a smarter brain.

One study
shows that honeybees, whose behavioral abilities rival that of some
vertebrates, can determine whether or not shapes are symmetrical, can
classify objects according to sameness and difference, and will stop
flying after passing a predetermined number of landmarks.

I bet if you tried you could think of a few humans who struggle with
those three tasks. I've been known to have a little trouble with that
last one, myself.

So the next time you see one of these clever critters, keep in mind
their ingenious minds, and let them live their complex, profound lives.
We've got just the thing to help you.

Posted by Logan Scherer


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