Is fido a zombie?

  • Michael Hanlon
Part of the Macmillan Science book series (MACSCI)


A few years ago, I was lucky enough to find myself 11,000 feet up on the side of a volcano in Rwanda. This central African country is really one of the most charming, eccentric and surreal places on Earth. I don’t think I have ever been anywhere, certainly not in Africa, that felt more serene, cheerful and at ease with itself. And yet, just a little more than a decade before my visit, this country was consumed by a carnal spasm of bloodlust rarely equalled anywhere in history.


Question Science Mental Life Mountain Gorilla Mirror Test Caledonian Crow 
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