[ExI] "Animal-monitoring modules"?

Josh Cowan jcowan5 at sympatico.ca
Fri Sep 28 13:38:37 UTC 2007

The article pointed out that modern humans were better able to spot 
animals that had been moved than Minivans that had been moved. Jef,  do 
you think the test would come out equal for a human that had never seen 
a minivan (or modern technology) and therefore assumed the minivan had 

On Sep 28, 2007, at 9:07 AM, Jef Allbright wrote:

> On 9/28/07, Josh Cowan <jcowan5 at sympatico.ca> wrote:
>> It won't come as a surprise humans are more attuned to spotting moving
>> animals than moving minivans but a brain module just for such an 
>> event?
>> hmmm? What if they had moved berry bushes or potential mates instead 
>> of
>> minivans? Do other humans fall under this animal monitoring module?
> I haven't read this item, but I would expect it's not so much an
> "animal module" but rather an evolved sensitivity for perception of
> intention and therefore intentional agents including animals, humans,
> spirits, etc.
> - Jef
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