Month: October 2017

Breakthrough Research on Cetacean Intelligence

This month, a paper was published in Nature Ecology & Evolution that was of immense importance to this website. In this post I will only comment on the paper itself, but I expect its data and supplementary files to be

Recent Findings on Octopuses, Dinosaurs, and Galactic Empires

Paths to the rise of intelligence are of general interest to us. The paucity of direct testing on cetaceans makes the topic of peculiar interest to this website. How Clever are Octopuses? It’s more difficult to gauge the intelligence of

The Genetics of Whale Brain Expansion: Amended Post

What a Mess A paper that purports to show that more social cetaceans are smarter actually proves the opposite, and my first analysis of it contained two important errors. My first mistake was due to difficulties with reading files on