posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 04:00 AM
I always feel for animals because they do not have the same biological gifts that humans have. However, the retarded boy is still human, but not in
the sense that he can take care of himself and make his own decisions like most humans. Well he can to an extent, but basically he would need constant
I think I would take the chimp, although it would depend on the situation. The main reason is as follows: A chimp is able to care for himself in the
wild, and you could help him of course, but it would be much easier to survive with the chimp.
Energy expenditure in a survival situation is very important, especially with a limited food supply, and I think my chances of survival would be
better with the chimp.
But then again we may not be talking about a survival situation. If it just happened to be an everyday occurrence, and I had to make a choice, I would
probably save the kid instead of the chimp.