please identify the Holes in the Logic of this thread
what is the title of the thread? "Humans the most Intellegent lifeforms? I think Not!"
Originally posted by TedHodgson
reply to post by Aceofclubs
Who was the true meaning of intelligent created by? A Human.
point made *face palm*
Originally posted by Mactire
Intelligence is a relative thing. Mankind bases its dominance on its accomplishments, but doesn't weigh the accomplishments on the scale of how these leaps and bounds in technology and lifestyle may affect the rest of the world?
For instance; we build an engine to drive a car. This car uses oil and pollutes the world. Are we better or worse than a deer that is still walking around the way nature intended?
Now take a look at the Octopus: They live relatively short lives, some as much as 5 years, most only live for months. In this short life they self-teach themselves to the average intelligence of a toddler. How smart would they be if they lived as long as humans?
I won't even get into the realm of plants, which have been discovered to actually have language.
With humans.... its all an ego thing.
S&F for waking up to the revelation that a human is just another animal.edit on 22-5-2011 by Mactire because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Schkeptick
When a cat decides to kill a mouse, I'm pretty sure it isn't thinking about whether the ecosystem can sustain the loss of the mouse.
This thread has big holes where the logic should go.
Originally posted by Mactire
reply to post by Forevever
Gotcha! I see what you're getting at.
Howwww.... does that make us superior again?
Beating death makes us weaker as a species, not stronger. As in nature, we see perfected animals that go millions of years without change (sharks, gators, snakes, several mammal and insect species, etc), evolving to extents that they nearly have no natural predators (besides humans and a disease or two, if any).
Humans on the other hand, tend to weaken their own species by treating the weak and allowing them to breed, allowing our populations to live well beyond their constructive worth with meds and technology, causing our numbers to explode unnecessarily, filled to the brim with poor DNA samplings, many children born with terminal illnesses, who in turn are treated, and the cycle continues. Until we can learn a balance between responsibility and capability, we're going to be a lesser species.edit on 22-5-2011 by Mactire because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Burgo
reply to post by TedHodgson
I am an animal rights activists however .........
My activism is against cruel/evil animal testing/research as it is unethical (If someone can explain how its ethical then i may listen)
Human beings are intelligent because humans tell themselves they are .... hows that for intelligence eh .....
I don't preach, I fight for animal rights, The needs of the animals (The Many) outweighs the needs of the few (Humans)