Saturday, January 15, 2011
Does Science Always Have the Answers?
People who think that science has all of the answers might want to look at a paper published in1873 by a scientists Named Robert Spalding. Spalding was one of many early researchers who attempted to prove theories about nature that were already known by any farm boy. In Spalding’s paper titled ‘Instinct’ he made the following conclusion: ‘A baby chick’s instinct to follow a mother hen originates in its brain.’
In this experiment, Spalding removed the brain from a number of baby chicks and placed them near a clucking hen. His conclusion: Decerbrated chicks will not move toward a clucking or retreating object.
The website Metafilter contains several other groundbreaking experiments. You can find the link below.
Posted by Joe Prentis at 6:35 PM