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Crows Have Opinions

New research shows that we are not alone in thinking about the unseen and forming beliefs. New Caledonian crows also believe. The adaptive value of crows' opinions suggests to me that our propensity to believe what we cannot see is part of our ancient heritage. Read More

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John Marzluff, Ph.D. is a professor of wildlife science at the University of Washington where he researches the behavior and conservation of birds, especially crows, ravens, and jays.

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