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Re: Creature intelligence evolution.
« Reply #30 on: November 27, 2005, 02:38:26 pm »
That statement has a different meaning out of context and I propose that it be stricken from the record.
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Re: Creature intelligence evolution.
« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2005, 12:01:19 pm »
Staying back in the creature stage, I wonder if you will be required to have a certain size brain to utilize a sort of "pack hunting strategy" control (dogs), or to make complex structures (bees), or advanced camoflague (octopus).

I would think that pack/herd behavior would not require hardly any intelligence. I don't believe an ant ever makes a decison, for instance. They seem fairly robot-like in that given the same stimulus, they will always react the same way. All herding requires is a tendency to stay near members of the same species. Dogs/wolves may be another story. I actually have no idea what their hunting behavior is like, or any other pack hunting creature. Is it mostly "oh! we're hunting! time to be sneaky until we strike." or is there evidence of planning/strategies being used?

hmm...I'm off to google "pack hunting behavior"!
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Re: Creature intelligence evolution.
« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2005, 02:15:08 pm »
Wolves have been known to use a female wolf in heat to lure away sled dogs so the rest of the pack can fall upon them devouring them.

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Re: Creature intelligence evolution.
« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2005, 03:22:52 pm »
It all plays out pretty realistically, actually. If a creature could dominate naturally, there would be no need to become intelligent. But if a creature is weak, say, humans, then they would want to be intelligent to live.

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Re: Creature intelligence evolution.
« Reply #34 on: December 09, 2005, 05:20:52 pm »


I would think that pack/herd behavior would not require hardly any intelligence.  I don't believe an ant ever makes a decison, for instance.  They seem fairly robot-like in that given the same stimulus, they will always react the same way.  All herding requires is a tendency to stay near members of the same species.  Dogs/wolves may be another story.  I actually have no idea what their hunting behavior is like, or any other pack hunting creature.  Is it mostly "oh! we're hunting! time to be sneaky until we strike." or is there evidence of planning/strategies being used?

hmm...I'm off to google "pack hunting behavior"!

Ok I'm late with this and it's a moot point in any case but: Ants have more of what you'd call a hive mentality. Not really the same as a pack or herd.
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Re: Creature intelligence evolution.
« Reply #35 on: May 05, 2006, 12:42:24 am »
Ever notice that topics seem to be recycled after everybody forgets about them? I'm not complaining about people that do it (i'm probably guilty), just observing.

Yes i have noticed this Samog.  ;)