posted on Jun, 10 2014 @ 09:53 PM
a reply to: Unity_99
Granted, they are intelligent animals, but more intelligent than humans? Me thinks you've succumbed to sentimentality and without any application of
If they were more intelligent than humans, they'd have demonstrated this by now through one (or a combination of) several methods:
- They wouldn't be so easily caught
- They'd have combined their resources and attempted to fight back after indentifying a threat
- or, they would have attempted to initiate dialogue in order to broker a peace agreement
- there would be evidence of a far more advanced society - granted, they have no hands with which to manipulate their environment, but even so, they
don't do an awful lot with that "vast intelligence"
Also, you're postulation that Whales are more intelligent then equating their slaughter to "murder" falls flat when you consider the fact that some
species of Cetacean hunt on and eat each other. Surely, then, you must call these creatures "murderers"? Especially so when you consider that they
rarely eat their entire kill, instead just eating a select part and letting the rest float away, not to mention the fact they usually kill infants,
which only makes this killing "worse"?
To finish, here is an article from
Scientific American, which discusses Cetacean intelligence
. The conclusion is that they are not "smarter", not by a long shot - their brain
structure has far fewer neurons than a human brain, relative to size, not to mention the fact they have radically different ways of viewing the world,
which requires the use of a fair chunk of their large brains to process the information.
edit on 10/6/14 by stumason because: (no reason