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Title: Cattle with small brains.
Post by: knabe on June 09, 2021, 09:24:32 AM
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2280203-cattle-that-spend-more-time-around-humans-have-smaller-brains/ (https://www.newscientist.com/article/2280203-cattle-that-spend-more-time-around-humans-have-smaller-brains/)

Not sure what this means. Iíve been around humans too long.
Title: Re: Cattle with small brains.
Post by: librarian on June 09, 2021, 09:38:24 AM
Pretty interesting
Title: Re: Cattle with small brains.
Post by: Dale on June 09, 2021, 02:25:36 PM
Back in the day we had Holstein nurse cows.  Our field experience verified them as the smallest cow brain!
Title: Re: Cattle with small brains.
Post by: knabe on June 09, 2021, 08:58:58 PM
it could be that the cattle are under more selective pressure for calving ease and the study conclusion is flawed for some reason or another.

maybe it's subtle selection for cute headedness or some other issue against dimorphism.

or something else.

i find that the more humans are around each other, the less they think for themselves and are susceptible to group think, in-group out-group reinforcement and other forms of tribalism and absence of reflection and delayed gratification.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKOb-kmOgpI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKOb-kmOgpI)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP2tUW0HDHA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP2tUW0HDHA)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPCHh-ipJ5U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPCHh-ipJ5U)
Title: Re: Cattle with small brains.
Post by: Medium Rare on June 09, 2021, 11:12:52 PM
I've always believed docility comes at a cost.

My horned cattle often appear smarter than my polled cattle.

I occasionally wonder what being around cows does to the human brain. I no longer wonder what being around too many other humans does to the brain. It's obvious.
Title: Re: Cattle with small brains.
Post by: Gargan on June 10, 2021, 06:02:37 AM
Imagine what social media what do to the human brain in the future  (pop)
Title: Re: Cattle with small brains.
Post by: oakview on June 10, 2021, 09:03:32 AM
Use it or lose it.  As the government continues their attempt to do our "thinking" for us, the results are obvious. 
Title: Re: Cattle with small brains.
Post by: doc-sun on June 10, 2021, 04:08:22 PM
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2280203-cattle-that-spend-more-time-around-humans-have-smaller-brains/ (https://www.newscientist.com/article/2280203-cattle-that-spend-more-time-around-humans-have-smaller-brains/)

Not sure what this means. Iíve been around humans too long.
I've had a few with no brains but they didn't spend much time around me. (lol) (lol) (lol)
Title: Re: Cattle with small brains.
Post by: mark tenenbaum on June 10, 2021, 07:56:37 PM
it could be that the cattle are under more selective pressure for calving ease and the study conclusion is flawed for some reason or another.

maybe it's subtle selection for cute headedness or some other issue against dimorphism.

or something else.

i find that the more humans are around each other, the less they think for themselves and are susceptible to group think, in-group out-group reinforcement and other forms of tribalism and absence of reflection and delayed gratification.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKOb-kmOgpI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKOb-kmOgpI)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP2tUW0HDHA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP2tUW0HDHA)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPCHh-ipJ5U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPCHh-ipJ5U)
       THAT IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT-THE LARGEST AMOUNT OF ABSOLUTE WORSHIP OF UNDESERVING FIGUREHEADS (TAILS?) IVE SEEN IN A FREE COUNTRY IS RAMPANT BY PEOPLE WHO WORSHIP CELLULOID HEROES AND BELIEVE ANYTHING THEY SAY RATHER THAN THINK FOR THEMSELVES THIS AMOUNTS TO A DESPERATE ATTEMPT AT SELF AGRANDIZEMENT WITH LITTLE AND MANY TIMES MANUFACTURED BASES  FOR ABJECT ABSURDITY THEY JUST DONT SEEM VERY SMART TO ME  EITHER MY VISION IS LACKING OR I AM SCREAMING-NOT O0 O0