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I see training the dogs as a sign not so much that dogs are smarter, but that they are more foolish because they allow themselves to be taught.
I think it our Ego that wants us to believe we are the most intelligen thing on the planet. But what sort of intelligence poisons itself with everything it touches and uses? What intelligence fills its environment with toxins?
Only Humans do and that makes us one of the least intelligent forms of life in this world.
Originally posted by union_jack
Would you wanna go up to a gorilla and call him stupid..
I know of no other animal on this planet that has intelligence on a par with an adult homo sapiens (even a lower percentile example). We are a fluke.
However, trying to make that argument by convincing people that animals are as smart as we are is flawed. Its wrong and it wont work. What we need to work on is having an increased respect for life of less intelligence.
Did you even look? There are lots of videos on youtube.
Originally posted by ShadowAngel85
No videos, no proof, no nothing.
Well of course the definition of "intelligent" is subject to debate, but how can you say they don't understand language?
They don't understand our language, they're not intelligent, just driven by instinct.
Chimpanzees are highly intelligent and can do what a grade-shool child can do - sometimes more quickly. They understand language, understand the concept of symbols, and can read and write (by punching the right word on a computer).