|Tracy P. Hamilton
Joined: May 2006
|Quote (The whole truth @ 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.
"Following what I just wrote about fitness, you’re taking refuge in what we see in the world." PaV
"The simple equation F = MA leads to the concept of four-dimensional space." GilDodgen
"We have no brain, I don't, for thinking." Robert Byers