You're a liar and you have no business commenting on this Physorg because you and your suckpuppets tell lies about other commenters. Two domains of culture are particularly salient for our success as a species, technology and social organization. Why does Otto hate Christians so much? When a dog invents something useful we'll talk. What selective advantage did it confer on the newly minted humans? Elephants grieve for their dead and even bury them. I will leave my argument there now, I look forward to his response.
That their intelligence in, say, interpreting their environment to their reproductive benefit would be superior without the need to begin building weapons and forts? Not by having 2—3 naps, though. That makes no sense at all. King Henry the 8th was King of the English. Yet those suppositions in themselves suggest a limited imagination because they are based on our own observations and judgement which is limited by our own concept of what imagination, self-awareness or potential mean. It's a non-sequitur with respect to the common understanding of intelligence. Only man has demonstrated he can disrupt that natural balance through means such as deforestation, changing the course of rivers, pollution, over mining for resources, etc.
This his the most rabid zoophiliac nonsense I've ever read. A dog is as close to figuring out Reality as we are. No, man is not a higher animal. Weapons yes, complex technology no, you need fire. Follow Life's Little Mysteries on Twitter , then join us on. Also, the nerve center of the human brain is only slightly more complex than that of animals. Now, if you guessed that Dr.
But that cow or that chicken, will have still had the chance to experience time in a physical form on earth. Although toddler humans and adult apes had about the same capabilities in spatial observation, counting, and causality, humans were far superior in areas of social cognition. A better bear to wrestle with: bear in mind energy is conserved, and in corporeal form, Ghost, even words are energy — that resonate in neural-networked gray matter. However much we irrigate and computerize our farming systems we are still working off the same principals developed by ants 50 Million years before we even thought of containing the food we eat. Love: While some animals form lifelong relationships for the purpose of reproduction, none exhibit a parallel with the human characteristics of love, in which a couple shares experiences, goals, dreams, hopes and aspirations.
And a dog would without hesitation lay down its life for its owner that sounds a lot better than the worthless trash on the street wasting their life or hurting the environment. In the grand scheme of things all value is essentially valueless, as you say, but part of this valueless nature means that only I and other humans, and not animals, can create value in any meaningful sense we would regard as a value judgement. Second of all ,regarding moral worth , animals have none. We cannot polinate plants — insects, birds, and bats do that for us. The development of farming has long been considered one of humanities greatest inventions and the reason for humans abandoning hunter gathering and moving to a more 'civilized' for lack of a better word society.
As for speciesism the whole point of my post was to show objectively why humans are more important than other animals. . One tiny difference in a single molecule, and what momentous consequences it has wrought. Even Relativity is cracking with each announcement that gravitational waves are still nowhere to be found. Does this mean that fish shouldn't be considered animals? These do nothing to increase your capacity to reason or to innovate or to remember. No, it takes an increasing extremism to maintain a belief in bible inerrancy in light of these continuing revelations. So do bears, cats, ferrets, but I do not have enough space to cover most species of animals.
But, perhaps, they could if they pertained the means to do so that we are privileged enough to have? Humans had radiated into most of the world's terrestrial habitats by the end of the Pleistocene using locally specialized versions of a sophisticated hunting and gathering technology and tribal scale social systems. Why would we stop and consider the point of view of another species? I was half-expecting some angry and emotional vegetarians. If someone can prove to me that animals have intelligent, conscious and organized thoughts on par with that of humans', I might consider rethinking my views. And a very passionate one at that. As a bat travels through a cave, it emits squeaking sounds that bounce around the nearby walls.
Also research studies show that the exact same regions of the brain are stimulated in the observer of an activity that are stimulated in the person performing the activity. They are the ones who have all of the survival skills. Whereas dogs and cats, etc. In reality, however, all animals, living or fossil, are unthinkably complex. Likewise, other animals are intelligent.
We should be their lunch as our predecessors were for millions of years. Or the extinct arthropod, the trilobite sporting a powerful eye with a complex lens, equally as advanced as any today. We can do more than they can because we are more capable. Animals such as baby chickens, birds, and rabbits are universally adorable. Just to spell it out: credentials don't make something stupid real. Philosophers elsewhere present strong arguments against free will.
For instance gaydom serves to expend the reproductive urge, and as such was selected for as a recurring response to perceived overpopulation. They want everything to be magical and republican, anyone who is not scared of gods gets hit that crap. There is as yet no neuroscience of personality. Most of the extant categories of genus contain multiple species and sub-species. Now what that has to do with my original point I don't know. Cephalopods have been doing tremendously well for themselves for hundreds of millions of years and have a complex system of communication through color and shape changes and use of bioluminescence.