beschizza — 2014-03-26T09:14:25-04:00 — #1
robulus — 2014-03-26T09:35:35-04:00 — #2
themudshark — 2014-03-26T09:42:39-04:00 — #3
That is much more than I can say of most of the people I work with on a daily basis.
thaumatechnicia — 2014-03-26T10:18:13-04:00 — #4
I have a old baseball that can go 2nd-order and even 3rd-order calculus.
Really! Every time I drop it, it calculates acceleration due to gravity, with a side-order of drag from air resistance.
anuran — 2014-03-26T11:10:22-04:00 — #5
Never read the poem "Fences" did you?
And still the goats get out
willondon — 2014-03-26T21:16:40-04:00 — #6
I thought there would be a preliminary discussion of how clever we thought goats were to begin with.
mrscience — 2014-03-26T21:28:05-04:00 — #7
We raised goats when I was growing up... can confirm they're crazy smart. The poem left out how remarkably dumb sheep are, though. I'd heard reports of sheep that would get "stuck" by having a bit of wool snagged by a fence, and subsequently lie down to die. Try getting them to go through a wide-open gate, and they would just be positive it was untraversable terrain. Our goats would use the sheep as stepstools, standing on their backs to reach the apple trees.
beschizza — 2014-03-31T09:14:27-04:00 — #8
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