Started by Glitch, March 24, 2014, 07:43:10 PM
Quote from: AllPurposeAtheist on March 24, 2014, 10:04:07 PMNot to mention sniffing pretty ladies crotches at inappropriate times.
Quote from: AllPurposeAtheist on March 24, 2014, 09:15:58 PMI'd say we as a species are very specialized, but not for brute force hunting. Our brains are capable of a lot of different types of thought, our hands are highly specialized with opposing thumbs and on and on, but in the wild, naked and completely unarmed competing for food we kinda suck.
Quote from: josephpalazzo on March 25, 2014, 08:11:09 AMTrue story.
Quote from: Jason78 on March 25, 2014, 09:14:32 AM
Quote from: josephpalazzo on March 25, 2014, 11:13:50 AMShould I buy that for my wife?!??
Quote from: Jason78 on March 25, 2014, 11:47:25 AMUnless you want to buy it for yourself...
Quote from: Glitch on March 24, 2014, 08:42:17 PMFinally some intelligent replies.
Quote from: drunkenshoe on March 25, 2014, 09:00:58 AMWe also interpret their talents and 'intelligence' according to ours; according what is 'fascinating' for us that an animal can do, so we probably miss a lot about their real 'intelligence' too. Making these experiments with crows -or other animals- and watching them solving all those steps by themselves charm humans with their familiarity to human intelligence and basically humans think they are 'intelligent' only because they do something more than the other animal; present a pattern of behaviour more 'resembling' to humans. This is a primitive way of evaluating their obvious consciousness and 'intelligence'. Frankly, it is barren, because the whole idea is strictly human centered.