Reply to post: Re: Do they do it accidentally or deliberately?

If Australian animals don't poison you or eat you, they'll BURN DOWN YOUR HOUSE


Re: Do they do it accidentally or deliberately?

Because it is too easy to attribute intelligence where there is none. People have been fooled by behaviour that was highly complex but instinctive. People have even been fooled by "Eliza"-style programs, where we know exactly how unintelligent they are. People will even suppose there is intelligence and personality behind natural phenomena like lightning strikes. Scientists need to be careful to avoid such projection.

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