Dreaming Animals and Human Exceptionalism

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Researchers have detected something like REM (rapid eye movement) sleep — which is associated with dreaming in humans — in jumping spiders. Source
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Günter Bechly: Species Pairs Wreck Darwinism

African elephants, Asian elephants, biology, bison, Casey Luskin, cattle, chimps, Darwinian theory, donkeys, Evolution, Günter Bechly, Hawaiian Silverswords, horses, human exceptionalism, humans, ID The Future, Intelligent Design, mice, phenotypic plasticity, pygmy hippo, rats, river hippo, river hippos, species pairs, spectacled bear
Bechly and host Casey Luskin discuss cattle and bison, horses and donkeys, the Asian black bear and the South American spectacled bear, and more. Source
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Khan Academy Misleads with Human-Chimp Genetic Similarity Argument for Common Ancestry

biology, cats, chimps, common design, DNA, DNA polymerases, DNAPs, embryos, Emily Reeves, Evolution, evolutionary transitions, fossil record, genes, genomes, homology, horses, humans, Icons of Evolution, Jonathan Wells, Khan Academy, Life Sciences, orphan genes, Paul Nelson, phylogenetic trees, proteins, Richard Dawkins, students, teachers, Theodosius Dobzhansky, Tree of Life, Zombie Science
The video compares humans and chimps, saying the latter’s behaviors and facial expressions are “eerily human.” I could say the same thing about my cat. Source
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