whose to say that the animals don't have an understanding of what is around them?
Most people assume they don't, because WE cannot intercommunicate. We accept some animals are smart, we learn that some animals have intercourse for
pleasure ... what will we accept in the future.
To me, it seems like some species try to wage war on us, but they don't have the numbers combined with power needed to thwart our destruction of
theirs and our planet. Killer bees, shark attacks, big cat attacks, primate kidnappings, all those are real. What if they are just testing their
or smart enough to see we are starting to destroy ourselves and no need to intervene with our self-destruction
Have you noticed how some animals are good to good people and bad to bad people? Dogs are usually a common example of this, but, most animals if you
pay enough attention, you can see a personality and a choice of who they accept.
If you don't see it, or think that animals are just plants with blood, you are free to do so. I see animals as much smarter and emotionally involved
than most humans desire to give credit for ... since that would throw the balance of the world off a bit. If you know that cows and pigs have
feelings, think, and experience pain like you do ... how in the world would the pork and beef industry survive? It is already a double standard that
people think it is ok to eat a chicken, but not an eagle, it is ok to eat a pig, but not a dog, ok to eat a cow, not a cat, ok to eat grouper, not a
dolphin ... you see what I am saying? put a slab of beef next to a slab of human, wonder how many people could honesty tell them apart if they had
the same cut? I thought fish were just passive creatures until I owned them. Now my opinion is quite different ... Oscars and Bettas in particular
are common house fish that have a lot of personality (if you take care of them properly, a human living in waste and small space is inactive as well).
No, I am not saying that they can do calculus, but they are much more intelligent and interactive than the human animal gives them credit.
Why do people think that opposable thumbs are the best grasping tools?
Wouldn't you think, octopus have the best grasping appendages? Now, their body is not built for land based superiority, but, if we had tentacles
that had no restrictive movement, could wrap around things, squeeze with force, and have suction cups for extra grasping ... I would say that gives
you a pretty good ability to manipulate objects. It is hard for people to think outside the box, but, remember, all our stuff is designed for us ...
if there we were different, our stuff would be different and our hands wouldn't be as efficient as we think they are. It is all relative.
Since this was a skunkworks what if ... I thought I would join the suppositions