Now here is an interesting little story. (Via Seed) It seems infants are able to notice simple arithmetic differences, tested in this case by showing the babes puppets and then seeing how long it takes them to realize that 1 + 1 != 1. Evidently it’s not just show either; scans of brain activity seem to indicate the kids, as young as 6 months, are in fact seeing the introduced arithmentic errors.
Infants are apparently innately able to understand that less is not more, that one and one are not one, and — possibly — that a total lack of WMD indicates no connection between the Qaeda, US-propped-up dictators-out-of-favor and Islamic extremism.
Personally, I’d vote for any one of the tested infants over the current fustercluck of cretins in DC; they are demonstrably more intelligent by two independent measures.
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