Friday, February 19, 2010
Chickens Can See the World Better Than Human Beings - Literally!
This just in: Chickens can actually see colours better than human beings! This startling discovery was made at the University of Washington's School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Joseph C. Corbo, assistant professor of pathology, immunology and genetics and a lead investigator in this case noted: "Based on this study, birds have certainly one-upped us in several ways in terms of colour vision. Colour receptor organization in the chicken retina greatly exceeds that seen in most other retinas and certainly that in most mammalian retinas." (Source) The eye tests will continue. Some may wonder why this is an important finding. Well, we now know that chickens: 1) learn math at an early age, while they're still chicks; 2) can see the world better than we human beings. I have a feeling we are only just beginning to understand the magnificence and intelligence of these birds. The more studies about the intelligence and abilities of chickens that are done, the better. Scholarly findings will verify what animal rights activists have been saying all along: These are incredible birds. Rather than eating them, we ought to live live with them and learn from them.