It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Earth animals become intelligent, kick us off the planet.

page: 1
0

log in

join
share:

posted on Jun, 9 2005 @ 01:39 PM
link   
I was reading this article about dolphins using sponges as tools:

www.cnn.com...

and I was thinking what if the animals of the Earth became intelligent? Would they let us live here after what we've done to them (including eating very large numbers of them)?

Evolutionary advancements are made through environmental pressures, so it would make sense that animals become more intelligent because of the pressures of humans moving into their habitats. They have to outsmart us to survive.

Many say humans themselves were made intelligent through alien intervention, so I see no reason why the aliens wouldn't be hacking away on the rest of the gene pool. One might hope the animals would be more forgiving than we are and would let humans off the hook for our treatment of animals. But then again, they might hold a grudge.

I can envision intelligent lions running human farms for their local grocery meat departments ...

Perhaps if aliens wanted to create a slave population and perceived us as being reluctant to comply, they might make animals intelligent in order to force us off the planet into slavery.

What animal do you think most likely to serve their purposes?




posted on Jun, 9 2005 @ 01:47 PM
link   
My dog tries to kick me off the couch, but that's as far as it goes.


You are forgetting one key thing here. If animals last defense for man's encroachment upon their habitat is to "grow more intellegent", then why do we have an extinction problem with many species. Animals don't get smarter just because we invade their territory, they either adapt, move away, or die off. That's pretty much all they can do.



posted on Jun, 9 2005 @ 01:59 PM
link   
haha really even if animals did become smarter.

1. we have guns.
2. even if they could develop to the point of fighting us somehow im sure we wouldnt let them evolve that far.

but hey, ya never know! planet of the dolphins!



posted on Jun, 9 2005 @ 02:02 PM
link   
You know, there was a time when WE weren't all that intelligent. What happened with us?

It's pretty arrogant of us to say that we're the only intelligent life that could ever evolve on this planet when we ourselves did just that. There's nothing particularly special about us.

What exactly was it that caused us to evolve intelligence? Could it have been past environmental disasters?



posted on Jun, 9 2005 @ 02:08 PM
link   

Originally posted by AWingAndASigh

What exactly was it that caused us to evolve intelligence?


Can't fly. Don't have claws. Teeth are not suitable for defensive weapons. Can't run very fast. Eyesight or hearing not that good. Our young are dependent on our parents for survival for a long time. We had to develop brains or go extinct.

I once heard a theory that the only reason early humans survived predation is because we smell and taste bad.



posted on Jun, 9 2005 @ 02:10 PM
link   
we might not even be on this planet when animals become intelligent



posted on Jun, 9 2005 @ 02:14 PM
link   


You know, there was a time when WE weren't all that intelligent. What happened with us?


When?



It's pretty arrogant of us to say that we're the only intelligent life that could ever evolve on this planet when we ourselves did just that.


Not arrogant, just based on scientific data gathered by specialist in the field.



There's nothing particularly special about us.


Sure there is. The attributes are too many to even begin listing.



What exactly was it that caused us to evolve intelligence?


Kind of a difficult question to answer (since no one has been able to do in the history on mankind). I guess it depends first and foremost on your views of intellegent design verses big bang evolution...



Could it have been past environmental disasters?


Learning from past mistakes and disasters is still a part of the human evolution.



posted on Jun, 9 2005 @ 02:19 PM
link   


Can't fly. Don't have claws. Teeth are not suitable for defensive weapons. Can't run very fast. Eyesight or hearing not that good. Our young are dependent on our parents for survival for a long time. We had to develop brains or go extinct.


I think that's my point. Animals are in this position today. None of their built in defenses work anymore and they're getting wiped out. They have to evolve or go extinct. Evolutionary history shows that some go one way, and some go the other. I see no reason why animals shouldn't gain intelligence as part of their survival strategy.

To say that they can't - that we're the only one who can - is a stretch.



posted on Jun, 9 2005 @ 03:13 PM
link   
getting rid of 6,500,000,000 intelligent 150 lb primates is a pretty tough task, and we're spread over so many areas......if the black plague didn't get us, its hard to imagine (outside of a few dozen nukes going off) what could effectively eradicate us to the point where we can't bounce back ie sterility



posted on Jun, 9 2005 @ 03:26 PM
link   
Bird flu? Yellowstone eruption? Asteroid impact? Toba eruption?

We've been knocked close to the brink of extinction before. Life is fragile.

In a catastrophic event, it's far from certain that it's humans who would survive and prosper. Especially if said event resulted in our common problem of annihilating each other when under stress.



posted on Jun, 9 2005 @ 03:34 PM
link   
I'm pretty sure we would have already left the planet by the time "animals" ever become intelligent and high tech enough to try it themselves.



posted on Jun, 9 2005 @ 03:35 PM
link   

Originally posted by mpeake



You know, there was a time when WE weren't all that intelligent. What happened with us?


When?



When ? - When were we not that intelligent ?

In my experience that's now ! I don't regard us as are intelligent at all.
I don't think that it's a question of the difference between intelligence and wisdom either, we may be a bit more advanced in our tool use, but that's about it.

Maybe they don't need to evolve that far - brought up above, but think about the affects of major pandemics, another few itinerations on from bird-flu, or ebola, and we could be gone. Simple as that, just a twist of RNA and it's all over.



posted on Apr, 26 2006 @ 04:06 AM
link   
If Earth animals turn intelligent, either they turn intelligent in one day and could fire us with a antimatter bomb or we will kill them all. (I mean without alien interfering) We get our current technology not through one day but millions of years. And the most animals will do if we move into their habitats is to adapt, suicide(lol, died out) or migrate.



posted on Apr, 26 2006 @ 05:22 AM
link   
I can't imagine they could evolve to the point of taking control of humans. On the other hand they seem to have adapted to fighting back at us in other ways. I heard Dolphins have become more agressive. When a dolphin is accidentally caught in a net, the entire shcool of dolphins will chase the boat.

Also in regards to animal species becoming extinct, there are entire Island tribes of people who have been wiped off the map, during natural disasters, as in the Tsunami. All the animals had a keen sense to escape to higher ground. Some Animals run away from earthquakes, before they strike. They may not become superior over us, but may be the last ones standing ...or swimming !



posted on Apr, 26 2006 @ 05:32 AM
link   
Well, for animals to be intelligent they would need to have a body which can let them be intelligent.
A chicken body wouldnt be able to build a car and such...
A super intelligent chicken would actually just look retared!



posted on Apr, 26 2006 @ 09:29 AM
link   
This planet would most likely be a nuclear disaster zone before any other species worked out how to make fire. And even if they became smart over night, they would still have to endure thousands of years of technological evolution to even reach our level of sophistication. And even if they suddenly over night had out intelligence and knowledge they would still need to build weapons time to build weapons. And i think someone would notice a chipmunk trying to but some explosives.



new topics

top topics



 
0

log in

join