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Originally posted by vasaga
Actually, a lot of animals are a lot smarter than we give them credit for. Elephants for example show compassion. Wolfs (and other dog-like animals) show perfect team-work and the basic principle of a tribe/civilization. Your dogs and cats at home are a lot smarter than given credit for. Look how many stories there are of dogs and cats saving their owners. In the end, we must treat all life with respect. If you think you are smarter than any other creature, and therefore have more right to live than any of those, the one who does not deserve this life is you. We can learn a lot from animals if we actually respected them and paid attention to them, instead of slaughtering them for no reason.
I always had this thought, that dolphins and maybe some other whales, were actually smarter than us, but, since they're not physically capable of building things, they live the way they do. Being smart is not measured by the amount of technology, but people seem to think otherwise..
I wonder how the evolution theory is going to explain dolphins being smarter than monkeys.. Which ancestor will they make appear out of thin air this time..?
Originally posted by mikelee
This sounds to me as an admission by the scientific community that non human persons exist elsewhere as well.