August 30th, 2005 at 11:07pm
According to some CSIRO scientists, sheep are not as dumb as a lot of people think.
The scientists sent the sheep through a maze and found that after going through the maze a few times, they had reduced their maze solving time from 90 seconds to 30 seconds.
Personally, I have never seen sheep as stupid. Flocking may be instinctive, but I never as it as a sign of unintelligence.
What I would like to know though, is why did the CSIRO undertake this study, after reading the entire ABC News article I still can’t see why they did it. Does it really prove anything of any value? I don’t think so, so what purpose does it serve? Anybody care to enlighten me?