[ExI] comments?

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 11:28:23 UTC 2020

On Wed, Aug 12, 2020 at 11:18 PM Rafal Smigrodzki via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> *### Chickens are bipedal. How does it jibe with your theory about
> bipedal gait as the prime driving force for brain development?*

Kangaroos would be a better counterexample to my argument than chickens,
and that indicates that bipedalism is not a sufficient factor to produce
intelligence, but I insist it is necessary. An Einstein zebra on the
African savanna would have no more survival value than a regular old dumb
zebra, in fact it would have less because it would be wasting energy
operating a huge brain that may have great ideas but would be unable to put
any of them into effect. Thus Evolution would have no reason to produce an
Einstein zebra.

John K Clark
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