Ryan Reynolds is a researcher who believes parrots are capable of higher order thinking such as conversational language or concept formation. As proof he cites a case study involving a parrot named Victor, who had a vocabulary of more than 800 words and thousands of phrases. The study shows how he pronounced these words and understood their meanings as well.
Friday evening's Open Lines featured a hotline for time travelers. A caller claiming to be from 300 years in the future said he traveled back in time to study the 'nuclear family' (a group consisting of a father, a mother, and their children) because it no longer exist in his time. He also reported that oil is no longer used for the generation of energy and mankind has established bases on Mars. ... More »Host: George Noory
It was Full Moon Open Lines this Friday night, and a number of callers reported that increased violence or unusual activities occurred during the full moon. For instance, a paramedic phoned in from his vehicle, describing his transporting of the corpses of two young men to the morgue, both of whom had been killed that night in separate accidents. Later, a Fast Blast message came in from a waitress named Melody, who said a man had just had a full blown heart attack at her station. Dark tales also came in, including one from a man who said his father had previously been a Catholic priest. During those days he had an encounter with an evil being who came to see him in the confessional booth. ... More »Host: George Noory