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Humans Are Not Smarter Than Animals [Pic+]

We just don`t understand them

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Humans Are Not Smarter Than Animals [Pic+]. We just don`t understand them
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middlewaytao
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 45 Posts
Thursday, January 2, 2014 4:22:45 PM
On an individual level I don't think we are very intelligent. Where we have excelled is our collective intelligence and ability to share vasts amounts of data between generations and each other. You only have to be competent with knowledge collated by society in order to be considered intelligent by other humans.

MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Thursday, January 2, 2014 4:14:20 PM


MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
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Thursday, January 2, 2014 4:08:37 PM


madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 5953 Posts
Thursday, January 2, 2014 9:52:57 AM
For those of you naysaying this- you are doing the same thing as others- judging that intelligence is only to be measured by human standards. They have only just worked out simple tests to see if certain animals can recognise themselves in the mirror- there is no reason to think animals are not just as clever as us- but by their own standards.

flying_ltj
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 340 Posts
Thursday, January 2, 2014 8:56:52 AM
So this article claims because we as humans cannot sense the olfactory world the same way animals do, then we're simply misunderstanding their intelligence?

Yet we have technology with which we can measure this olfactory world. Doesnt this beg the question why our technology hasnt opened the door to this world of intelligent smells we cannot see?

Oh right, because our technology already has and it`s nothing special.

The topic here shouldn`t be "Humans are not smarter than animals we just don`t understand them" it should be "Animals are not as oblivious to the world around them as they appear."

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