We addressed a couple things that we missed last time, and got carried away.
Katrina referenced the book “Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?”
Chimps have amazing flash-memory
A partial list of animals by neuron-count.
OpenWorm – Building the First Digital Lifeform
Ozy re: Rationalist Culture. Eneasz’s fav quote (edited for length) – “LW Tumblr tends to view rationality not as a set of beliefs but as a set of topics. So if you post “the Singularity is the rapture for nerds”, rationalist Tumblr as a whole will conclude that you are a rationalist and trying to be friends, and will behave accordingly. (“Behaving accordingly” involves reblogging you with long-winded rebuttals)