Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.
- Diogenes (412-323 BC)
We humans can study, reason, and disentangle complications. We’re self-aware, and we’re also cognizant of the presence, feelings, and outlooks of others. We make tools and exercise the art of deception. We’re creative. We think theoretically. We have linguistic skills that we use to express complex ideas.
All of these are debatably signs of intelligence. Scientists may not settle on the most outstanding and fullest explanation of intelligence — but they usually agree that humans are highly intelligent.
Other members of the animal kingdom display signs of intelligence as well and some experts might say the classification of animal vs human intelligence is purely a matter of degree.
Are dogs intelligent or just truly good at basic obedience? They can gather to sit, lie down, and fetch, for instance, but can they read their owner’s intents? The research proposes they can at least find food in response to non-verbal cues, a type of understanding that scientists think may be similar to the human aptitude to comprehend someone else’s point of view.
In one experiment, a dog was accurately able to discriminate between photos of dogs and pictures of landscapes — an indication the dog was able to form the concept of “dog.”
Friends Among Us (2020) by Philosopher Daniel Sanderson
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Sometimes I also come up blank, rarely so do I not have a responsion or something to counter with, being witty, contradictory or clever. When wit fails and stairs are blank, sometimes the best response is from a blank slate. The canvas is yours my friend, the only theme is a pedadoggy!