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Sun Aug 26, 2018, 04:42 AM

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON PLAYS AROUND WITH A SUPER-SMART DOG


POSTED BY DONNIE LEDERER ON AUGUST 25, 2018

Itís very easy to get aggravated with Neil deGrasse Tyson when he spends his Twitter time seemingly obsessed with the scientific inaccuracies of some of our favorite films like Star Wars (we know heís just playing around, but still). Having said that, itís also easy to be enthralled by him. Not many people are as passionate about something as he is about science. Watching him talk about it can suck you right in. Now, once you add an adorable dog into the mix, it makes it even easier. Add a SUPER SMART dog, and it becomes something wonderful.

In a video from PBSí Nova, which we first saw over on Laughing Squid, Neil is shown interviewing the late professor John Pilley from Wofford College. His border collie, Chaser, is one of the smartest dogs weíve ever seen. Weíre talking Benji smart (Not sure if she was Krypto smart. They never really talked about how she is affected by Earthís yellow sun). John had trained Chaser to remember the images and names of over 1000 different dolls. The typically skeptical Neil decided to put Chaserís memory to the test, having her bring back random dolls of his choosing. He then took the experiment one step further by adding in a doll that Chaser had never seen or heard of before.



What you will witness in the above video is something amazing, as Chaser was able to find every single item that Neil called out for. Now, if we only knew how to train our own dogs (or cats) to find the remote, car keys, or anything that we lose on a daily basis.

You can check out more videos from NOVA on their YouTube channel here.

More:
https://nerdist.com/neil-degrasse-tyson-super-smart-dog/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2018, 04:52 AM

1. Enthralling - thanks for posting n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2018, 07:49 AM

2. thats awesome

what a smart dog. I'd vote for this dog over Trump, it obviously has more sense.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2018, 07:55 AM

3. Incredible. Thanks for posting this. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2018, 09:23 AM

4. Dr. Tyson loves dogs

He has a wonderful explanation of the symbiosis between early humans and canines in his TV series "Cosmos."

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Thanks for your post, Judi. It is a wonderful respite this weekend!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2018, 09:37 AM

5. Happy and Sad

After watching that happy video I had the sad thought that a dog is smarter than the President of the United States.

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