The Cognitive Tradeoff Hypothesis S3 (Ep 1)


Julio figo
Julio figo

cool

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arif awan
arif awan

Another effd up Darwin theory lol

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Naturenerd1000
Naturenerd1000

That chimpanzee might be able to get the world record in flow free or other puzzle games.

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freemind2pointo
freemind2pointo

Its all about environment, look at Speed cubers (Quick solving Rubix cubers), High level rhythm gamers, Chess players, Jazz Musicians, FPS gamers, I can list so much it hurts for an example. The more you concentrate on specific traits you will be able to achieve things that seem "inhuman". Anyone ever heard of "OSU!"? Like, I have never seen this Micheal be so sucked into something before while not looking at actual human capability. Luv ya bruh, but this was weak. sorry for raging.

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bogdanovr
bogdanovr

I’m sorry but those chimps are in a fairly controlled environment and trained to take those tests. Put a human in those conditions, since birth like them, with a repetitive daily task to obtain all meals and he/she will do just as well. This hypothesis is severely flawed.

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UnevenTV
UnevenTV

Is there gonna only be 2 episode

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Walkier
Walkier

Did the chimp button up his shirt?

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Logan Boucher
Logan Boucher

The shirts/collars on this man are distracting

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Just Me
Just Me

These ideas run beyond galactic stupidity.

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Supernovaッ
Supernovaッ

Is there anywhere that I can play the memorization test for myself?

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YTM
YTM

I’m great at grammar... should I be ashamed

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Fuzzyhobo
Fuzzyhobo

Because we put what we see into words in our head. But they remember through pictures. Direct from theyre eyes.

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ShrimpMage
ShrimpMage

This show is incredible

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The Soultion
The Soultion

COME BACK MIACHEL

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Gnar n' RAW steeze\\m//
Gnar n' RAW steeze\\m//

So basically there's a level cap

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Joseph Ragonesi
Joseph Ragonesi

Thanks to the top two comments for providing the general 2 modes of thinking present in consumer feedback about youtube premium. Its almost...uncanny...how well they summed those two oposing viewpoints up. Ok cast your votes everybody, we all know YouTube is watching;.

Vor 5 Stunden
sleeknub
sleeknub

This is obviously not an apples to apples comparison between chimps and humans at this task...also, Ai’s mistakes seem to have to do more with a lack of dexterity. I have heard that humans have greater dexterity than chimps, and she is old, so that would make sense

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Xander Winans
Xander Winans

Id like to see if replacing the numbers with circles of increasing size would have any effect or perhaps different shapes so that our brains dont try to read the numbers. Id also like to see them try to teach the chimps some basic math.

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Richard Jackson
Richard Jackson

U may have come from a monkey but I didn't ya nob..The earths flat and u are dumb

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G
G

I wonder if someone with photographic memory would be able to succeed at this.

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The Last Knight
The Last Knight

Welcome to Season 3 of Mindfield *But why?*

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Cj Chin
Cj Chin

Finally a video from VSauce in 1 year!!!

Vor 5 Stunden
HK
HK

Boring

Vor 6 Stunden
Lucas F.
Lucas F.

Missed you dad.

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Skippy BestDog
Skippy BestDog

If humans were put in a cage and had to complete the puzzle when they wanted a snack, and were left there for decades with nothing much more to do, do you think they'd be just as good?

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Kim Land
Kim Land

+Skippy BestDog Scientists want to work on humans and probe and test them, in such things as desperation of food and survival. But it seems this is a humanitarian issue, the humans need to accept and not be forced into cages. In saying that, there are many tests online of human behavioral concerns under pressure. Vsauce even mentioned at 22:16 revisiting the Stanford Prison Experiment again!!

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Skippy BestDog
Skippy BestDog

+Kim Land What I want to know is; Has there been any human testing beyond a few minutes.

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Kim Land
Kim Land

No. It would take thousands of years of forming the connections in the brain and even the which particular parts are more convoluted than others through evolution by natural selection. Plus evolution cannot work backwards! So our physical brain could never be at the same level of the evolved monkeys brain ever again. I agree they would be quite good through pure desperation of food. But not 0.5 second good! Plus the 'want' to do this would be missing. These monkeys have free choice in the matter. A free choice human would sit at home on the Internet :D

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Kim Land
Kim Land

Pictures Vs logic. My brother has dyslexia. He can spell some very difficult words that he has remembered. I can ask, how do you spell: "Occupational Therapeutic Syndrome" And he'll get every letter correct. BUT if I ask him to spell a word he has never ever seen before, the most shocking thing happens. I ask, how do you spell: 'Descry' (a descriptive word meaning catch sight of). He will say: Z then A then U then any amount of jumbled letters for any length! Dyslexic people do not form words by sounding them out, or using common association like SH has the letter S then H. They look at EVERY single word as a picture! That's right, he cannot read or spell a single word. But he has memorized the squiggles (pictures of formed words) so perfectly that he knows ... I have no idea maybe 100s of thousands of words. He can read them write them down fully BUT he must learn the picture or look of the word first! When I was a child helping him spell words, and still ignorant to his condition. I could not understand how he could spell Kite but when asked to spell say CAT, he would say: S then M then X then B ??? NONE of these letters are in cat! I would have accepted K, but not X!!!! It was the most strangest thing, that after he memorized the picture of the word he'd know it forever. Plus (I suppose due to this) his memory is incredible, my Mom has confirmed that some of his memories (in detail) at say 2 years old is precisely the scene at the time! I think my earliest memory is late 3yo of a single gate! He remembers the entire house, the plants, the color, and even a broken window!!! My brother is truly amazing, sometimes I think he's a savant. But whilst growing up, many doctors have informed us he is merely dyslexic and has learned to memorize letters forming words, obviously lots of them! I bet my brother could do this memory test a lot better than Vsauce did. Edit// Spelling :) EDIT 2// This must be said. He's a logistics manager at one of the most leading international companies, a millionaire and owns (outright) 2 houses!!!!! Whereas I went to Uni, and I'm in absolute poverty and still renting. Pay day is today, that's good because I need some food, hanging out!!! Anyway that's our society, all good.

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MTO
MTO

"You took a long, long time" "You don't need to laugh about it"

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Ptyler Beats
Ptyler Beats

Michael: This is going to blow your mind. Me: I bet it’s cool, but there’s no way it’ll blow my mind. I’ve seen countless mind blowing things in my lifeti— *Mind Blown*

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Aaron Lee
Aaron Lee

Thank you for making S3!! BTW I know he is a Dr. but to me it's rare to see a Japanese speaking good English :p

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P-51 player
P-51 player

Plz make more regular vids I missed when u made them

Vor 7 Stunden
Alexa perez
Alexa perez

Sources???? Please and thank you

Vor 7 Stunden
blyat
blyat

No

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casey barrett
casey barrett

i wish youtube red was free i love watching these but i don’t have money

Vor 7 Stunden
Kim Land
Kim Land

I suspect Vsauce hasn't got the 'sharing' knowledge down packed. I feel money is a big component of that :( I cannot afford to sign up to anything, let alone luxury items such as YouTube Red.

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Ptyler Beats
Ptyler Beats

casey barrett nor are we willing to even take the time to spend money on these videos we’ll just take the free vids. Thanks.

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zaid o35 C.T
zaid o35 C.T

juegos mentales :v

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tri beka
tri beka

Stupid people!

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tri beka
tri beka

These 2 dont know shitt!

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Doctor Owl
Doctor Owl

It's interesting how our human evolutionary path, which led us towards complex social skills such as language, art, math, science, curiousity & the desire to learn & share our discoveries, was at the cost of other skills. It makes sense of course - evolution tends to pick just one or two key paths at the sacrifice of others. But the loss of things like short term memory may be the reason why our progress hits a wall in the fields of math & science. Our strengths in some ways are also our downfalls. Maybe we can learn a thing or two from "less intelligent" animals who preform better on these tasks ;)

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Kim Land
Kim Land

Show them pictures of the Cosmos with billions of stars, and then inform us which ones are new or have vanished. ;)

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wiredsim
wiredsim

I wonder if memories take more “space” now due to our use of language.

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Yello Toxic
Yello Toxic

Hmmm. Wow

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1500 Cuber
1500 Cuber

When you first mention Skylab, I look over to my nightstand, and see my Skylab NASA mission badges :)

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Elizabeth Redmond
Elizabeth Redmond

WHY do people continue to say we are a cut above because we have language- all animals have Language! To be great we need to protect them- the land- other humans.

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Ptyler Beats
Ptyler Beats

+Kim Land Ooh yes! I forgot about whales! Regardless, vocal/tonal language is incredibly unique. Many animals don't really communicate with eachother, many animals communicate with body language and actions, fewer communicate with more complex methods, and even fewer communicate with their voice. Elizabeth is over here trying to minimize the importance and uniqueness of our complex tonal language skills. Not to mention the ability to reason which gives Elizabeth the power to even wonder why people care so much about our language skills. Keep wondering folks. It's what makes us human.

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Kim Land
Kim Land

+Ptyler Beats I don't think that birds are the best example with their mimicking and memorized mating calls etc. But there is a lot to be said about whales which have larger more convoluted brains than ourselves, with their communication methods.

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Ptyler Beats
Ptyler Beats

Not all animals have language. Most animals do NOT have any form of language. Even fewer have a tonal language, and we are the only species with a COMPLEX tonal language. The closest species to our tonal language is a bird species that is able to chirp in a specific tone that others recognize as a warning of danger.

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fourteen crows
fourteen crows

Elizabeth Redmond no they have tonal recognition you dumb ass.

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1500 Cuber
1500 Cuber

The intro reminded me of solving a rubik's cube blindfolded. I'm learning how to do that.

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Lobo Bula
Lobo Bula

All secret of the Chimp is based on photographic memory then the speed of hands movement. Super science fascinating greet job.

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max resnick
max resnick

Does seem like you could maybee train a man to do what the chimp did. After all Ayumu has been training for a long time.

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Jeremy Battle
Jeremy Battle

Looks like chimps have better Working Memory Capacity, supposedly central to 'intelligence' (per IQ), than humans. So much for IQ being a measure of 'intelligence'.

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Darman hashim
Darman hashim

bulshit, this series will not have much cos those who believe evolution are fraction compare to those who believe we from adam

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Kim Land
Kim Land

Evolution is not a belief in the sense of theistic term of beliefs. Evolution is a fact. Nor does it matter the number of people who understand what is true and what is myth. There is only one known true realty and it doesn't include deluded theistic nonsense.

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ELC AMX FTW
ELC AMX FTW

Darman hashim NI🅱️🅱️A you can't say that with a strait face if your writing skills are this bad...

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sainjeev srikantha
sainjeev srikantha

There was no explanation of perception and information processing, and the difference in anatomy and physiology of human eye versus a chimpanzee eye.

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Darman hashim
Darman hashim

who told animals dont speak? animals do speak, and we yet to discover.

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Laura Esther
Laura Esther

This is so interesting! 🤩

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ProtruckR
ProtruckR

Oooo S.N.A.P. You Sir Have my full Attention

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Asher Mooney
Asher Mooney

Dam straight.

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Jae Hyung Woo
Jae Hyung Woo

But why does it have to be a "tradeoff" from language though? Tetsuro himself mentions (@8:55) that chimpanzees need to make quick decision because they mainly live in trees and bushes. Humans didn't need that ability because we started living on an open ground. So wouldn't it be enough to claim that it's mainly about the living environment? I don't quite see why language is brought into this, just from this episode.

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Purge_Bot
Purge_Bot

The way I understood it is that chimpanzees and humans faced different kinds of threats, and adapted to those threats accordingly. Chimpanzees lived in trees and bushes, so they needed to be able to quickly assess a situation (i.e. number of potential threats), hence the highly detailed short-term memory. Conversely, humans lived on open ground, where tougher and stronger predators roamed. We didn't need to be able to quickly scan through trees and bushes anymore; however, we needed to be able to work together and form strategies to survive among the more dangerous predators. Thus language vs short-term detailed memory.

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The Keef
The Keef

I agree on your point, and want to mention that it is a sociological perspective. That being, humans (and other animals) are a product of their environment.

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Theodicist Eddie
Theodicist Eddie

I never liked this host, but at 19:21, I haaateee him

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ELC AMX FTW
ELC AMX FTW

yung dash amen

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yung dash
yung dash

your tripping micheal is a saint of youtube

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R M
R M

1:58 That tuck. http://youtu.be/IRsPheErBj8?t=2

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Theodicist Eddie
Theodicist Eddie

Besides being an expert scientist, that japanese biologist speaks basically perfect english. #StealYoGirl

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Nola West
Nola West

My thought is... Our Minds Are So Overloaded - can't handle much more? IDK

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Purge_Bot
Purge_Bot

That's why we need to make use of external supplementary computing power. Right now, we use our phones, computers, and other smart devices. In the future, we may have direct implants instead. Biological evolution is slow, and there's a limit to how large a head can be (humans already require years of development after birth, and our heads have to pass through a pelvis, so they can't get a lot larger). Technological progress is much faster than evolution. The logical next step for man is to develop tertiary cognitive layers that we can interface with quickly and efficiently. This will solve many problems, and improve human capability drastically. Research Neuralink if this seems interesting to you.

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AMultra
AMultra

M-Michael your back!?!? YAAAAAAA- Oh wait its Minefield..... that's fine I guess.

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Katrina L
Katrina L

I've been always saying that language is a cognitive barrier that we got way too comfortable, to the point we use it to think with. Instead of concepts, we think words. That's bad.

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Orid Ahmed
Orid Ahmed

this is old information your using regarding the chimps dude

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Purge_Bot
Purge_Bot

That may be, but it's probably new to many of the 2 million people who have watched this video.

Vor 8 Stunden
MarcusIsI
MarcusIsI

Michael is a goddamn icon

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fatih fizme
fatih fizme

0.5 second test requires short term memory or say photographic memory, but language is coded into the long term memory. Therefore, for me language learning which requires long term memory and quick decision making which is coded to short term memory are less likely to compete each other, because they are different types of memories. Thus, cognitive tradeoff theory does not make sense to me.

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Howard Tejeda
Howard Tejeda

You’re the monkeys not me ! how can any one say that’s what happened back then with no evidence. It’s stupid !

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Jake Bradley
Jake Bradley

Your a fucking dumbass.

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Grant Rustad
Grant Rustad

they had just explained It idiot plus there is an other early human called Lucy in Chicago I saw

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TheeDivineMissEm
TheeDivineMissEm

When I saw this I literally screamed out loud XD

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Titan Voyager
Titan Voyager

4:47 chimp on the left is peeing

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Jonathan Sharman
Jonathan Sharman

Good eye!

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Susan Block
Susan Block

The chimps recalling numbers in your video are bonobos, they are highly intelligent apes, also known as the Make Love Not War apes. A book you might be interested in is The Bonobobo Way by my partner Dr. Susan Block.

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Itamar Casais
Itamar Casais

Well, time to get YouTube Red again..

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Piterixos
Piterixos

This video isn't even of a better quality than his old ones so really, what was the point of switching to yt premium...

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Aysar Aburrub
Aysar Aburrub

+Seth Nordman the biggest Youtubers still make millions through regular Youtube ... Youtube Red was never needed

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Pandora
Pandora

How did they teach the chimps the order of numbers??

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Rafi Brewster
Rafi Brewster

Only a correct answer will advance the question/not fail so as the chimps discover what is wrong they in turn learn what must then be correct. After hours of testing of course!

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Seth Nordman
Seth Nordman

$$$$$

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William Kvist Poulsen
William Kvist Poulsen

Awesome !

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G_Boy
G_Boy

This is the only good youtube red show

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Denzel Dickenson
Denzel Dickenson

Impulse is good

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R M
R M

Yep.

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SVXXX MEDIA
SVXXX MEDIA

Yes!!!!! This is why I pay $10 a month! Hands down the best YouTube content creator, wholesome, funny, and smart. Huge fan. - Robert

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Itamar Casais
Itamar Casais

+Avery Thomsen this one episode..

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Avery Thomsen
Avery Thomsen

lol its free tho

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SquidsTv
SquidsTv

4:47 i like how he's just pissing haha

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Christopher Whitfield
Christopher Whitfield

Yeah, don't buy it. It's a chimp that has temporary photographic memory. Nothing more. But please tell me how the Salemandor proves the THEORY of evolution. God is the creator of the universe and of human life. But please now tell me what evidence you have that supports the theory of the big bang as well. Because if it was true how can the heat death of the universe and the big bang both support each other...?

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Crazy Nomad
Crazy Nomad

God: *exists* God: *time for humans* ????? Profit!

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KittenPrint
KittenPrint

Try looking into it yourself instead of shitposting YouTube comments, surely your time is more valuable.

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Mike in Halifax
Mike in Halifax

Interestingly autistic people are better than average at those search tasks, speech is more difficult.

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Paul Vasquez
Paul Vasquez

Ya know i love this episode but i feel like the real issue with it is how it fails to display how animals communicate with each other still and will plan, just in different ways form humans. They will plan and communicate differently depending on species or animal in general, mostly through body movements. For example a chimp might wave its arms a certain way as it jumps and makes a specific sound in order to communicate that there is food nearby

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Itamar Casais
Itamar Casais

It didn't say other animals don't communicate. It just said that humans are the only ones to develop language, which is a much more complex system of communication

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Mark Wright
Mark Wright

I don't like they way YouTube is going. I pay 32 a month for sky, 10 for Netflix, 45 for broadband and sports, I don't want to be paying nearly 1200 a year for entertainment and youtube doesn't have great content. It's only good enough for a bus journey and that's it.

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Piper Studios
Piper Studios

Ok so basically I'm monkey

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itsfern 09
itsfern 09

Vsoucy boi

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KingIsulgard
KingIsulgard

maybe the problem is that humans have assigned meaning to these symbols and therefor take longer to memorize because they aren't just memorizing but also deciphering. I would be interested to see the same test using something as symbols (square, circle, triangle, ...) or colors, and see if the difference remains the same of improves/worsens

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Chai
Chai

There's an app called Luminosity that does that. (I think)

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Matthew McKellar
Matthew McKellar

That and tests which require you to correctly identify the color of a word and ignore what color the word spells. The fact this is so difficult would point towards the cognitive process of deciphering the abstract meaning taking a massive priority over the appearance of the symbology itself.

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windsor hacks
windsor hacks

+Harris Amir also they are told what the order is therefore they only memorize the order not the internal value or meaning

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windsor hacks
windsor hacks

+Harris Amir no becouse to the chimps the number is just a shape it has no meaning they are purely memorizibg them based on apparence

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Harris Amir
Harris Amir

But don't the chimps have to subscribe meaning to the numbers in order to press them in order? Otherwise they would tap them all randomly.

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James Scheibel
James Scheibel

his thoughts on evolution of the common ancestor ... adapt since you arent in the trees cause you are weak is an interesting idea, but i've always thought evolving to take better advantage of resources is more likely to produce greater change. since more children is a stronger adaptive mechanism than no children (which ends the process entirely if you dont make the cut)

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Sapphire Chica
Sapphire Chica

an interesting thing to do would be to test a feral child (one who never learned a language) to see if their short-term memory is better.

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Dr.Nug710
Dr.Nug710

New E sports team?

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Josaia Ratukalou
Josaia Ratukalou

Can we evolve a ape to speak though? Or at least engineer

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Lion of Judah, Lamb of God
Lion of Judah, Lamb of God

We don't descend from them. We have similar dna. Relatives not answers

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Lion of Judah, Lamb of God
Lion of Judah, Lamb of God

+R M well said. I've often though it we were genetically tinkered with. Genesis and Enoch speak about some of nephelim and giants.

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R M
R M

Yeah, at 3:29 he also says there's only one descendant of the ground-dwelling language species, but really we're an amalgam of many interbreeding subspecies: our primary lineage Homo sapiens sapiens, as well as Homo neanderthalensis, Denisova hominins, et al. Full investigation of the genome will ferret out just how many remote genetic profiles have been brought back into the global fold in the past few centuries.

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omar samir
omar samir

hi how to basic

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Miguel Vids
Miguel Vids

Skylab huh? Get ready to hear from NASA’s lawyers

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Udrakan Morturim
Udrakan Morturim

I wouldn't mind paying VSauce or Michael directly to see these, but I refuse to pay youtube or google a penny. It's a pity.

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James Torres
James Torres

I like this a lot but it must be a new chimp vs the new human subject. I am very impressed with the static recall of the chimps but they have had trial and error training before hand. I suggest a game of Simon Says with color and tone as upgrade. thank you so much for posting

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eric rinderhagen
eric rinderhagen

Marcus Edwards needs to man up . I don't play bitch games.

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Tyreke Games
Tyreke Games

Real life planet of the apes

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merbear may
merbear may

Omg

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juancho parrancho
juancho parrancho

*NOICE* 10:56

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Ben Migliore
Ben Migliore

I miss vsause’s more personal videos, where he wasnt forced to have a studio. He just did his very best to understand the topic to the best of his ability and used his creativity to share it with everyone else. Now he’s just a better brain games

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тнεηιяø
тнεηιяø

You cant miss him that much when you dont know how to spell his channel name 😂 “vsause”

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Mary G
Mary G

Well, since the human brain is so much bigger than other primates, what was needed to trade off? We didn’t trade anything. We grew a bigger brain.

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Dr.Nug710
Dr.Nug710

U think our brain just got bigger bc we didn’t learn anything? Even thoughts take up protein

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Austin Hinton
Austin Hinton

Mary G big brains require more food, more fuel!

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Erik Žiak
Erik Žiak

I am sure that some autistic individual would perform equally good as the chimp, maybe even better. How many young chimps perform as good as the one individual called Ayumu? Like every chimp can perform that good? Can every chimp outperform a human? What if the human has the same time to practice? I belive this is much more about practice than memory vs language. One super chimp (Ayumu) is nice, but that might very well be a concidence, that particular chimp might be some highly functioning autististic "genius". We need to show that all chimps, or at least most of them, outperform humans in this task, under the condition that humans have equal time to practice with no other worries in their day-to-day lives... This might be very interesting.

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Sassy Monkey
Sassy Monkey

Wow! I was thinking the same things. Perhaps autism is a brain that simply grew more in the area of short-term memory processing and less in the area of abstract thinking. But the point is, autism is a deviation in humans rather than the norm. When it comes to whether or not the chimps are better simply due to practice, the truth is probably somewhere in the middle. It would have been more informative to compare the hosts scores with the average scores of all the chimps. But, I'm sure on average, chimps are better .

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My Thoughts
My Thoughts

So what this audio visual is seems to be suggesting is that humans are a degraded version of primates. This is the exact opposite of what we were lead to believe Darwinian evolution operated. That evolution was a constructive force that brought new features like cellular organelles, multicellular organisation, to internal and external organs. The next question is do primates have a larger genome than humans?

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My Thoughts
My Thoughts

+Sassy Monkey , yes, natural selection only chooses from what is available. It does not create anything new. In fact it rejects what it does not choose. It takes the complex and reduces the redundancies until it reaches mutational meltdown - extinction on the genetic level. The critical path for construction stopping the continuation of a species. This is what is being called evolution but not what Darwin described. If you chisel a rock to make a statue are you adding anything new? Selecting Lego blocks of one construction while rejecting others does not give you more blocks. But it does give you change. Reject a large number of blocks the bigger the change. That is Muller's Rachet. Reject enough blocks and you have nothing to work with unintentionally or not.

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Sassy Monkey
Sassy Monkey

+My Thoughts wow. The article you just posted said the maladaptive mutations are degrading due to evolution. So this actually only furthers the arguement for natural selection.

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My Thoughts
My Thoughts

+Sassy Monkey , then what does the title of this peer reviewed journal mean when it says: Contamination of the genome by very slightly deleterious mutations: why have we not died 100 times over? This refers to the alleged timespan of human existence. It is a quandary. It sounds like the data is being forced into the Darwinian evolution paradigm as rationalisation. Muller Ratchet indicates similar type of degradation of the genome in the follow peer reviewed paper: http://web.stanford.edu/group/pritchardlab/publications/bottleneckabs.html Here is an abstract on Mendel's Accountant http://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Mendel's-Accountant%3A-a-biologically-realistic-Sanford-Baumgardner/e6e43c9b5971723f64cd8861aed8009798ad3123

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Sassy Monkey
Sassy Monkey

+My Thoughts we have paintings, jewelry, etc. because of the abstract thinking we developed to survive as pre humans. This is very thoroughly addressed by both the video and the theory of evolution.

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Sassy Monkey
Sassy Monkey

+My Thoughts that is not what that article says. That article is talking about the fact that like all creatures, humans carry around many unexpressed genes. Some are suboptimal. In the animal kingdom the individual creatures in whom those Gene's are expressed, die, further dwindling the suboptimal genes. The article did not say maladaptive Gene's are increasing in humans. But even if it did, it would be because humans have advanced beyond natural selection. Either way, I promise you, nothings going to kill us off but us. There is order to this, it's not just random.

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Niko Whitley
Niko Whitley

This Japanese guy is also insanely biased. He is trying to back up his hypothesis so hard its crazy. "YOU CANNOT. ITS IMPOSSIBLE." He trying to really make what he wants to happen happen so badly. A human could easily get that good. Easily. I could do it in a week of practice is my for sure guess. Probably a day but I will give it some respect. Chimps are just better at doing what they have practiced since being a baby than a human is at doing something for the first time. This is the stupidest evidence for "we traded a part of our mind capabilities for other ones". I can watch someone do gymnastics and try it and say wow, its impossible. Which is simply just not true at all, and this is stupid easy compared to thousands or millions of things humans can do. I don't believe in his hypothesis even a tiny bit. Maybe they have a slightly faster learning speed? MAYBE. But this whole video is just a buncha nonsense. Interesting and fun to watch, nonsense.

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Principal Skinner
Principal Skinner

I agree. His over eagerness is concerning and off-putting. His human evolution hypothesis also has no evidence supporting it. It doesn't even sound tenable from a scientific perspective: human ancestors were "kicked out" of trees and thus were forced to develop language? That's nonsense to be sure. I'm sure chimpanzees have better short term memory and reaction times but his findings are exaggerated. He doesn't factor in that the chimps have had countless time to practicr completing the tasks etc.

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Niko Whitley
Niko Whitley

If you are going to compare humans to chimps and say something like we gave up some of our brain that chimps didn't, the first thing you should do is test and compare it to a human. How is this the first time? Are you just a zoo keeper or an actual researcher who knows anything about how to conduct research? Then a political plug at the end? "Humans aren't better than any other species" lol okay. We just dominate in everything all over the entire planet and no other animal could even come halfway to beating us. We can just have respect for animals and life without thinking they are somehow the same. That is such an egocentric approach in my opinion. The only way I will care about animals or the planet is if I think they are as good as me? This is just nonsense through and through. More reason that I am not giving Youtube any more propaganda money.

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David Taylor
David Taylor

There is a suggestion that the chimps brain is more complex at certain tasks making it quicker. I think it would be simpler making it quicker but less able to manage complexity, I mean look at a fly, it's brain has to be very simple relatively but they have millisecond reaction times. It's all the post processing/complexity that makes it slower.

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wentaas
wentaas

what if we put them into the desert just like our ancestors did? wouldn't we have made another human species? with that, we could understand how much of our attributes are there because we used them to survive, right?

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Sassy Monkey
Sassy Monkey

+Principal Skinner all of those environmental influences you mentioned would be included in the aforementioned experiment. Including mushrooms. As far as inventing fire goes, that was a RESULT of intelligence, not a cause. The only reason that experiment might not work is that the genetic starting point is different. (And obviously evolution takes millions of years) And, not to be redundant, but those land animals you mentioned, who didn't develop abstract thinking had a different genetic starting point.

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Principal Skinner
Principal Skinner

+Sassy Monkey There are several, everything from meat based diets, discovering fire, and the consumption of magic mushrooms have been mentioned as possible evoluntionary factors by scientists. I'm not an evolutionary biologist however, so not for me to speculate on. I am sure however that a species needs more than simple biological pressures that necessitate land locomotion instead of arborreal locomotion to lead to the development of intelligence. In fact there are many example of mammals and other species moving from trees to land and none of them developed intelligence like we did.

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Sassy Monkey
Sassy Monkey

+Principal Skinner factors like what ? (He already accounted for environmental via his desert idea)

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Principal Skinner
Principal Skinner

No because his hypothesis is not supported by the scientific community. There are likely more factors that led to modern human evolution than simply locomoting on the ground and warding off predators.

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Sassy Monkey
Sassy Monkey

Possibly, but our ancestors were not chimps, so whatever a chimp would evolve into over millions of years would be different.

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Wess World
Wess World

Fuckin love this show

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Tim Christopher
Tim Christopher

When is the rest of the series going to be available?

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Tim Christopher
Tim Christopher

Anthony Di Damaso Previous seasons you could see all the titles before. Not only that, YouTube Red is done.

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Anthony Di Damaso
Anthony Di Damaso

When you pay

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Sni Fi
Sni Fi

Why did you subtitle the scientist? His English is fine!

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Principal Skinner
Principal Skinner

+Sni Fi Yes you did, but you shouldn't assume that everyone in your shoes would have such an easy time.

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Sni Fi
Sni Fi

+Principal Skinner My native language is German and I understood him perfectly, but you are right, its easier

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Principal Skinner
Principal Skinner

It's fine for native English speakers, but for those who have another native language accents are more difficult to understand.

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Sni Fi
Sni Fi

Melhub Lorenzo ture but I don’t think that it was nacessary

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Melhub Lorenzo
Melhub Lorenzo

It wasn't perfect but yeah you could still understand him but some people can't understand his accent or be bothered to try and understand what he saying, and if they put the subtitle people can't complain that they can't understand him, or something like that.sorry if I mispeld or anything like that

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Niko Whitley
Niko Whitley

I think this whole argument isn't very fleshed out. Just because you have predators means you develop all these crazy things? Tons of things have predators and nothing even slightly close to what we developed has happened...

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Niko Whitley
Niko Whitley

+Sassy Monkey :) All good! I like talking about this stuff for sure! I think discussion is a great idea. Honestly, even if you were arguing nonsense, I still think its important. That's why I take the time to write these novels. I know I was saying things in a confusing way before. If you want to actually talk about it more, feel free to message me!

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Sassy Monkey
Sassy Monkey

+Niko Whitley I apologize for being critical. When I read your comment that the hypothesis was not "fleshed out", I disagreed and thought it would make for an interesting conversation. I used 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, because you tend to write incredibly long paragraphs, and I wanted to give a sense of organization to what I was responding to. I now understand you were think of language as more of an innovation than a genetic trait. The cognitive capacity to understand symbolism and language is genetic though. I really respect your ability to address underlying issues in a conversation. I like to debate intellectual ideas, but most people don't. So I need to be more sensitive.

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Niko Whitley
Niko Whitley

​+Sassy Monkey 1.) I don't disagree. I never said it was? I agree. You are right. Language is not a genetic trait either though? We are just taught it from a young age. That's why I compared language to the internet. Intelligence wasn't the comparison it was language, and isn't language a human creation also? If there is a baby without other humans, regardless of what parts of its brain would eventually get devoted to language, it doesn't just start spouting a language. I feel like you are totally missing the point of why I made that reference. I compare the internet to language because there is a lot in between. I am saying there is a lot of explanation in between. Even though it is true we developed language for survival most likely, I disagree with the way it is explained. To say "we developed language to survive" is missing out on a lot of in between explanation. The same way saying "We developed the internet to survive" might not be totally wrong, but there is so much missing from saying that, that it kind of is wrong. I am sorry I explained that all weird before. Maybe its a bad comparison, but I am saying, we could have developed stronger and sharper fingernails, longer sharper teeth, stronger muscles, just died off, spikey hair for defense, etc. a lot of things could have happened and you could use the same reason, "to survive". So it just doesn't really explain WHY we developed in that particular way at all. But he acts like that is why. "because we were weak haha. isn't that funny? Weakness made us smarter." but I am just sitting here thinking that doesn't explain anything at all hardly. They said basically nothing. Just a couple speculations. 2.) Yeah, I never said that's not what the video was saying? 3.) Yeah again, you just repeated things that I already agree with. My point to all the things I am saying, is there is a lot in between and there is a lot we do not know at all. We can make some guesses. But to just say, "Yeah language was for survival" and that is it, is a bad answer in my opinion. He acts like he has all the answers and that is fact and that's it. No question. Which I think is especially bad for an educational video. I want to say, since you replied, you have been arguing with me about things I never even said. I feel like you are making things up to argue about. Why you do this? Go back and read my first comment. I am saying his argument isn't very fleshed out. He explains it and it just leaves me confused and explained next to nothing. But he just looks like yep that's it. That's the answer. Then here you come with "firstly, I will talk about something off point. secondly, I will reinstate that I know what I am talking about. Thirdly, I am right you are wrong." You sound like you are just trying to be a know-it-all and just spouting off with arguments totally off topic. You originally responded to a reply that you weren't involved in at all. You assumed you knew what I was saying and then tried to disprove me and educate me. I don't need any of your disproving or educating because I already agree with what you are saying and am educated. Maybe if you had come in as trying to help or something? But you just "here is why you don't understand anything and this is the real facts." So I am reading you thinking, "I wasn't even saying that what are you talking about?" You just started popping off with nonsense. No one was talking about any of that. Sure maybe you are right about some things but what are you even doing?

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Sassy Monkey
Sassy Monkey

+Niko Whitley 1st the internet is not a genetic trait. The intelligence that invented it is. Intelligence helped us survive. The internet is a fortunate bonus. 2nd of course ther were dominant genetic mutations, and they continued because they were conducive to survival which is exactly what this video was saying, 3rd it's possible prehumans were exposed to something like mushrooms which effected their neurological development (anything's possible), but that still doesn't negate the point of the video. IF mushrooms facilitated the development of language, our use of language only continued because of its necessity for our survival out of the trees. You can deduce that from the fact that every human is born with a part of their brain devoted to language. If it wasn't necessary for survival, half the world would not speak. Thus, it is still ultimately survival that perpetuated that characteristic in our species. 3rd, similar to mushrooms, yes it's possible that aliens came down and created humans. It's also possible the government is stealing my thoughts. But that's an absurd arguement against a scientific hypothesis.

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Niko Whitley
Niko Whitley

+Sassy Monkey that would explain a lot of things actually. Like why humans always make music. All cultures never met anywhere, humans have this thing in our brains that make us like specific sounds. And why girls even today are attracted to musically inclined men. Or poetry. It signifies a kind of intelligence. A creativity gene and developed part of the brain that has been encouraged for mating for thousands of years. Even though it doesnt apply today and artists arent always the ideal or smartest.

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