Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are?

 

In April the Broad Street Readers will exercise our little grey cells as we read and discuss Frans De Waal’s Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are?  

People often assume a cognitive ladder, from lower to higher forms, with our own intelligence at the top. But what if it is more like a bush, with cognition taking different forms that are often incomparable to ours? …..  De Waal reviews the rise and fall of the mechanistic view of animals and opens our minds to the idea that animal minds are far more intricate and complex than we have assumed. De Waal’s landmark work will convince you to rethink everything you thought you knew about animal—and human—intelligence.                                                                                                               – from the publisher

“A beautifully written and delightfully conceived popular science book, written by an eminent researcher who has dedicated his career to making the general public aware of just how smart animals are.” — Nicola Clayton, Science

The Broad St. Readers is a club for adults age 55 and up. New members are always encouraged! Join fellow readers for an engaging and thoughtful discussion on April 24th at 11:00am at the Salem Council on Aging.

Please call and check in with Rosanna at (978) 744-0924.

Books are available at the Main Desk in the Salem Public Library. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email hviding@noblenet.org or call the library at (978)744-0860.

 

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