What does it take to teach a bee to use tools? A little time, a good teacher and an enticing incentive. Read more here: http://to.pbs.org/2mpRUAz
Credit: O.J. Loukola et al., Science (2017)
“Friend? Friend push ball? I push ball. I do good.”
Bees. Smart enough to push a ball, not smart enough to not be fooled by a stick masquerading as a bee.
maybe they know and they’re just being polite
Other dimensional beings are undoubtedly amazed at what human beings will accept as human beings too. “But it’s just a stick with a person on it.”
This is true. Humans explicitly use pieces of felt shaped vaguely like humans (or pigs, or frogs, or giant yellow birds) to educate our young, and our children (and many adults) treat those pieces of felt as people.So why couldn’t a bee accept this stick as a bee and try to learn from it?