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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 28 2012,19:04   

Speaking of thinking and reasoning, see this and this.

"Tyson also brought along a new toy -- a doll named "Darwin" -- which Chaser had never seen before. When he asked her to find it in the other room, Chaser could locate the doll amid the other toys, inferring that the new object was connected with the new word."

I'd call that thinking and reasoning. Just because animals don't speak human languages doesn't mean that animals are inferior or that humans are made in some imaginary god's image.

And many animals understand human vocalizations and/or body language/gestures better than humans understand animal vocalizations and/or body language/gestures. If humans are so fucking 'special', why can't we understand what dolphins are saying, even with the help of our so-called advanced, sophisticated, technological gadgets?

This is also interesting.

Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. - Jesus in Matthew 10:34

But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me. -Jesus in Luke 19:27

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