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A , 7dme itage, 7 quai St. Bernard, Case 237, F - 7 5 2 5 2 Paris Cedex 5, France Abstract. Animal information processing and decision making are often considered to be adaptations that allow individuals to behave optimally under particular ecological conditions. Numerous examples demonstrate how cues from the biotic and abiotic environments affect the ways in which animals process information and make decisions. Information gained from interactions with living organisms is the most complex because individuals have to respond to heterospecifics or conspecifics which may decide on what to do depending on the behaviour of a focal individual.

In this variant, I think of Galileo imagining himself at the top of the leaning tower of Pisa with three identical bricks. By symmetry, Galilieo could only suppose that these three mutually intcrchangeable bricks, on being individually hefted, would manifest exactly the same downward force and, on being released together over the edge, would reach the ground at the same instant. ’ True, on hefting, this larger brick would manifest a doubled downward force. But surely the mere addition of a virtually weightless bit of string or glue could not cause the two bricks, which would otherwise have fallen side-byside with the third brick, now to fall twice as fast as Aristotle had supposed!

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