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is this the onion? itsrobert Dec 2013 #1
Oh yeah? Let's see them twerk progressoid Dec 2013 #2
K&R As usual, Douglas Adams was right. Egalitarian Thug Dec 2013 #3
Thread win here. longship Dec 2013 #4
Right fucking on. BrotherIvan Dec 2013 #7
A common measure of IQ is reaction time KurtNYC Dec 2013 #5
this runs into the serious issue of what do we mean by "smarter" mindwalker_i Dec 2013 #6
I'm smarter than my cat. The_Commonist Dec 2013 #8
My dog's smarter than I am ... Scuba Dec 2013 #9
Maybe they are wiser at doing what they do CFLDem Dec 2013 #10
I will drop you and my dog off in the wilderness... SoLeftIAmRight Dec 2013 #19
Well it wouldn't be the dog. CFLDem Dec 2013 #20
wiser yes. human beings have barely (if at all) retained the ability to have fun for no reason Voice for Peace Dec 2013 #26
There's a hell of a lot of us... Thor_MN Dec 2013 #39
'compatible' .. that's a big order. Voice for Peace Dec 2013 #41
Not really. Give two people nothing to do. Thor_MN Dec 2013 #42
I don't doubt that animals are intelligent. I do doubt they are as intelligent as humans beings. Jim__ Dec 2013 #11
Artificial Intelligence research runs into the same problem. hunter Dec 2013 #12
yeah no we are qazplm Dec 2013 #13
Dogs trained humans to take care of them. Neoma Dec 2013 #22
cats do the same. Voice for Peace Dec 2013 #27
I think dogs have adjusted better in order to appear useful. Neoma Dec 2013 #29
you may be right, though the cats do bring me a mouse :( Voice for Peace Dec 2013 #30
We often fail to see the intelligence of animals because of our tendency to anthropomorphize. gtar100 Dec 2013 #14
How many animals do you think are working out what goes on in the minds of other species? muriel_volestrangler Dec 2013 #16
You are still judging intelligence by human standards. gtar100 Dec 2013 #17
Redefining 'intelligence', and then using that to say "we're not more intelligent than other animals muriel_volestrangler Dec 2013 #18
Dogs put quite a bit of effort into exactly that. hunter Dec 2013 #43
I don't think they have the concept of a 'mind' muriel_volestrangler Dec 2013 #44
I know what a brain is, what is a mind? hunter Dec 2013 #45
Intelligence can be compared; humans are more intelligent than other animals muriel_volestrangler Dec 2013 #46
^ Wilms Dec 2013 #15
Only humans have complex language, both spoken and written, and indulge in abstract thought. Lionel Mandrake Dec 2013 #21
We didn't used to read as a species. Neoma Dec 2013 #23
It's true that our species didn't evolve to read and write. Lionel Mandrake Dec 2013 #24
So because animals can't do what is limited to human beings... Neoma Dec 2013 #25
LOL! So, regurgitation of the ignorance-based arguments that led to an erroneous conclusion Egalitarian Thug Dec 2013 #31
Do you think that all animals are EQUALLY intelligent? FiveGoodMen Dec 2013 #32
No. n/t Egalitarian Thug Dec 2013 #33
Then there's a continuum, and humans must fall somewhere on it FiveGoodMen Dec 2013 #34
Certainly. The problem lies when one species that lacks the senses to even have Egalitarian Thug Dec 2013 #35
You're not making sense(s). Lionel Mandrake Dec 2013 #36
Senses. I thought the metaphor would help to clarify. Egalitarian Thug Dec 2013 #37
We are not blind or deaf; nor do we lack a sense of smell. Lionel Mandrake Dec 2013 #38
Animal lovers have known this since they were born... liberalmuse Dec 2013 #28
If one has made oneself subservient to another species... Thor_MN Dec 2013 #40
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