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Posted Mon Jun 16 2008: from Science Daily (US):
Humor Shown To Be Fundamental To Our Success As A Species
Clarke's theory has wider implications: "It sheds light on infantile cognitive development, will lead to a revision of tests on 'humour' to diagnose psychological or neurological conditions and will have implications regarding the development of language. It will lead to a clarification of whether other animals have a sense of humour, and has an important role to play in the production of artificial intelligence being that will feel a bit less robotic thanks to its sense of humour."
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