ARE YOU INSANE???
HAVE YOU EVER MET DR IRENE???
You are a complete fool!!!
-That is as nice as I can get about that post.
> Dr. Pepperberg did some awesome work, but it was at Alex's
> expense. Alex was never a colleague but an involuntary
> laboratory subject who was relentless tested and probe for
> over 30 years. Pepperberg's academic training was not from
> the humanistic sciences but from chemistry. She apparently
> lacked the empathy to grasp the injustice of her exploiting
> Alex to advance her own career. Alex both visibly and
> verbally demonstrated not boredom but severe stress responses
> to his 8-12 hour per day relentless training and testing by
> Dr. P and her helpers. I hoped and prayed that one day she
> would allow Alex to experience a few years of a normal life
> with a human or parrot companion but his life was cut short
> around 50&37;. Alex, I believe, died because he just
> take his servitude any longer. I suspect some sort of
> in his brain/stroke. The Humane Society should review Dr.
> Pepperberg's laboratory practices along with other scientists
> who study highly intelligent non-humans. Certainly Alex, the
> Einstein of the bird world should have had rights that a
> minimum apply to the lowest paid and least educated menial
> workers in the US--such as limits on how many hours a day he
> can be worked with, mand@ory breaks, vacation time, etc.
> Let's hope Griffin and Wort, who have less than a fifth of
> Alex's IQ, are treated with greater compassion and humanity.