Re: Evolution Conclusively Disproved

Espaliered Tomatoes (
Fri, 17 Feb 1995 22:44:45 GMT

re: pigs can be taught, cats cannot...

Actually, earlier in this century lots of the behaviorist people experimented
on cats. Thorndike (before the behaviorists) stuck them in boxes to see how
fast it would take them to get out again. Lots of people zapped them to see
what they would do. Cats can be taught to do things to get food, and to
avoid getting zapped.

I never heard of Skinner putting pigs in mazes to see if they would learn them.
Cats are easier to get.

As for pigs, it was once said of them, loosely quoted:
pig: an animal with an appetite almost as voracious as humans, excepting that
the pig's is not as omnivorous, in that it balks at pig...

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