reply to post by rutters1983
Humans use 100% of their brains. They cannot, however, use it all at once. They can only use 10% at any one given time. If you try to train your
brain, you can overclock this to a bit higher and be able to, say, hear Beethoven's symphonies in all its glory in your head, without any audible
device, or say, ready 1984 without any problem, whilst reciting the star spangle banner. These are simply using more than the section you are
However, it is known that crows and corvids have a higher level of microprocessor parts of the brain. In fact, in ratio, the human and crow brain have
very similar proportions to higher cognitive abilities. In other words, they can use much more of their brain in any given moment then a human could.
They also lack the same part of the brain as the part we use to solve problems. Essentially their brain is redesigned and re-purposed for higher
levels of thought. This is unique, because it is theorized that the same thing is what allowed humans to develop as we did. We essentially developed
other parts of the brain and re-purposed some other parts. This is why a human born without motor controls in their brain can still learn to walk by
re-purposing other parts.
Effectively, your form has nothing to do with your intelligence. What makes you intelligent is your body to brain ratio, if your brain has the
capacity to adapt, and your ability to exponentially grown and develop (where as animals are linear).
And as to the bat, you got my point. I am not saying that something like us underneath is impossible I am saying that it is highly improbable that an
upright bipedal species is the only thing intelligence can come out of. because when numbers are applied, there have only been about a dozen or so
species that walk upright and are bipedal. And of those, only 2 I can think of that still exist today: penguins and humans. And the abilities of even
those two species, and their intelligence, is so far apart that to say upright bipedal design is what allows intelligence is faulty, because penguins
sure as hell have yet to get beyond basic intelligences of birds and reptiles, where as a bipedal non upright species, the crow, has far exceeded
intelligence capabilities one would expect from a non upright species. It is bipedal though. But again, consider this. Dinosaurs existed for hundreds
of millions of years. Nothing of them shows any sign of going upright. They were bipedal, and they could stand upright to look higher, but never did
they specialize in this, despite slowly growing more intelligent. There is no "final destination" for intelligent species. There is no target. There
is no goal. Nothing in all of evolutionary history shows any evidence that as you grow more intelligent, you grow more human in appearance. It is a
blatant lie. Indeed, nothing but humans in all the millions of species of earth ever evolved into this form that we call man. Nothing else seems to be
heading in our direction. bipedal upright hominids are simply rare in evolution, where as intelligence happens whenever it feels like, in whatever
natural selection chooses.
reply to post by Cool for cats
Actually, interdimensions are more likely than similar evolution. Think about it. If you take the infinite space of the universe and take the limited
space of mass, it is very possible that we are the only intelligence with this form out there. However, apply that to infinite universes, and there is
a higher probability of another dimension evolving something like us then there is in our own universe.
Also, humans are locked into place evolution-wise. Any change results in the uncanny valley factor for the rest of the species. In other words, humans
will never evolve again. We find beauty in our form and in our ways. Even Eugenics movements, desiring to further evolve humanity, never desired to
evolve physical appearance beyond basic perfection of body ratios. They much more valued evolving the inside than the outside.
Very simply, humanity cannot evolve unless a group breaks off, finds some planet on the other side of the galaxy, and biologically change themselves
through genetic engineering.
[edit on 27-4-2010 by Gorman91]