- ... Hi Bob, Most mammals appear to be curious to some extent. Birds sometimes appear to be curious. Don t know about reptiles, insects or fish. KenMessage 1 of 91 , Feb 2, 2011View Source--- In GnosticThought@yahoogroups.com, old bob <bbferrier@...> wrote:
> Hi RosioLady.
> What Tommy said did set me to thinking. Excuse the self perpetuating terminology, but it made me curious about curiosity.
> I can only imagine where the animal kingdom would be today, without it.
> It also brings to mind a few key googeling words like, Scientific, Religion, Herbwart, Mystery for a few. Even the word boredom, when I find myself without something to be curious about.
> I get a kick out of watching a raccoon when he finds a hole in a log. They stick that wee little hand into it and probe around incessantly to find what is in it ;-)
> Dogs do a lot of sniffing, but I won't go into everywhere they investigate ;-)
> People do some strange and wonderful things in the name of curiosity too.
> old bob
Most mammals appear to be curious to some extent. Birds sometimes appear to be curious.
Don't know about reptiles, insects or fish.
- The octopus is a pretty intelligent aquatic critter, and curious too. I good thing to know when swimming with them is to not try to get away from them if theyMessage 91 of 91 , Feb 3, 2011View SourceThe octopus is a pretty intelligent aquatic critter, and curious too. I good thing to know when swimming with them is to not try to get away from them if they decide to examine you with their tentacles. Let them check you out, preferably bare skin, and when they determine you are not cold blooded ( not a food source ), the will release you. If you struggle, then they will instinctively hold you under water. But then, as Ken pointed out, the behavior is food related.
--- On Thu, 2/3/11, lordphoenix9thlvl@... <lordphoenix9thlvl@...> wrote:
From: lordphoenix9thlvl@... <lordphoenix9thlvl@...>
Subject: [GnosticThought] Re: Biocentrism
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2011, 9:11 AM
Salt water fish display curiosity, most fresh seem less intelligent. Less variety of dangers perhaps.
--- In GnosticThought@yahoogroups.com, "banderaken" <bandera_ken@...> wrote:
> --- In GnosticThought@yahoogroups.com, rosiolady@ wrote:
> > In a message dated 2/2/2011 7:13:30 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> > bandera_ken@ writes:
> > Hi Bob,
> > Most mammals appear to be curious to some extent. Birds sometimes appear
> > to be curious.
> > Don't know about reptiles, insects or fish.
> > Ken
> > I think fish can be curious. I had one or two goldfish for many years and
> > they would come to the side of the bowl to look closer if they saw someone
> > or something approach. Was it curiosity or were they just checking to see
> > if food was coming? Maybe checking for food that may be coming is a form
> > of curiosity?
> > Then I think of the times I've sat on a rock with my feet in the river
> > water and swarms of minnows come around appearing to "nibble" my toes...now
> > that probably IS checking for food.
> > Rosalie
> Hi Rosalie,
> IMO neither searching for food or being on the lookout for danger constitutes curiosity.
> Of course I could be wrong.
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