Who is the smartest of them all?

It turns out, ironically enough, that designing accurate and  appropriate intelligence tests for animals, tests our intelligence.  Recently the Wall Street Journal ran an article by  Frans de Waal about animal intelligence and the difficulties in creating appropriate tests.  Please take a few minutes to read de Waal’s article, it is quite interesting. We seem to be an insecure […]

Pain free animals

Over the past few months there has been some discussion about genetically engineered pain free farm animals.  Here is the abstract from the journal Neuroethics.  The author of the Neuroethics article, Adam Shriver recently discussed his proposal in a New York Times Op-Ed piece. At first glance you, like the people in a small Johns […]