beschizza at March 26th, 2014 09:14 — #1
robulus at March 26th, 2014 09:35 — #2
themudshark at March 26th, 2014 09:42 — #3
That is much more than I can say of most of the people I work with on a daily basis.
thaumatechnicia at March 26th, 2014 10:18 — #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 at March 26th, 2014 11:10 — #5
Never read the poem "Fences" did you?
And still the goats get out
willondon at March 26th, 2014 21:16 — #6
I thought there would be a preliminary discussion of how clever we thought goats were to begin with.
mrscience at March 26th, 2014 21:28 — #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 at March 31st, 2014 09:14 — #8
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