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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #37)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 12:33 AM

38. We are not blind or deaf; nor do we lack a sense of smell.

Compared to dogs, for example,

1. Our eyesight is better than theirs. We see a greater variety of colors and finer detail at a distance.

2. Our hearing is inferior to theirs in some respects. They can hear softer sounds and higher frequencies than we can.

3. Their sense of smell is superb; ours is vestigial. This is hardly surprising, considering our upright posture and our descent from tree-dwellers.

We could make similar comparisons between humans and cats, humans and birds, humans and dolphins, etc. The upshot would be that we humans are not generally deficient, compared to other animals, in our ability to sense what is going on in the world.

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