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June Vegan Book Club

June 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our book for the June meeting is Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal. This book has wonderful reviews. It is available in paperback, Kindle and Audible.

Everyone is welcome to attend! We will choose the next book, date and meeting place together at this meeting.

Summary : What separates your mind from an animal’s? Maybe you think it’s your ability to design tools, your sense of self, or your grasp of past and future–all traits that have helped us define ourselves as the planet’s preeminent species. But in recent decades, these claims have eroded, or even been disproven outright, by a revolution in the study of animal cognition. Take the way octopuses use coconut shells as tools; elephants that classify humans by age, gender, and language; or Ayumu, the young male chimpanzee at Kyoto University whose flash memory puts that of humans to shame. Based on research involving crows, dolphins, parrots, sheep, wasps, bats, whales, and of course chimpanzees and bonobos, Frans de Waal explores both the scope and the depth of animal intelligence. He offers a firsthand account of how science has stood traditional behaviorism on its head by revealing how smart animals really are, and how we’ve underestimated their abilities for too long.

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June 29, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Animal Advocates of South Central PA
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World Grills
29 E King St
York, PA 17403 United States
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