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The Secret Intellect of Animals, Part 2


Friendly Atlantic humpback whale face-to-face with a snorkeling whale-watcher, Megaptera novaeangliae, Silver Bank Humpback Whale Sanctuary, Dominican Republic, February 2007. Photo by Wild Horizons/UIG via Getty Images
Friendly Atlantic humpback whale face-to-face with a snorkeling whale-watcher, Megaptera novaeangliae, Silver Bank Humpback Whale Sanctuary, Dominican Republic, February 2007. Photo by Wild Horizons/UIG via Getty Images

In the second of two episodes, Christian and Joe continue their discussion of animal cognition, including animal morality, tool use, mental time travel, culture, and other strange clues to the intellectual complexity of our cousins in the animal kingdom. Afterwards, they speak to Dutch-American primatologist Frans de Waal about his book and his thoughts on the future of animal intelligence research.

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Topics in this Podcast: intelligence, animals, morality, Empathy, psychology, chimpanzees, emotions


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