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Measuring Intelligence and Decoding the Animal Mind

Is it possible to define animal intelligence, and if so, how? Are smarts purely inherent and genetic, or can they be obtained over time and/or expanded upon? What can we hope to achieve by determining the various forms (emotional, logical, instinctual, etc) of animal intelligence? These are some of the questions that twentieth century scientists, … Continue reading

Q: Why do we kiss? Is kissing on lips a learned behavior or basic instinct?
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Q: Why do we kiss? Is kissing on lips a learned behavior or basic instinct?

Just wondering from a psychological or biological point of view…is kissing something we learn or its something we are born knowing? If it’s something we’re born knowing, why would that be? If it’s something that we teach each other, what is the reason behind it? Continue reading