How can we know for sure that other animals do not posses at least a primitive language? It's just an assumption. It's nice to believe that we, as humans, are somehow the center of the universe, but we're not. The fact is, if we were wiped off the face of the planet, nature wouldn't miss a beat. In fact, the planet would be better off without the pollution and destruction.
“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” -Napoleon
Look at whales ya loser! Whales can almost talk! They understand us! Whales are just big gay communication specialists!! So bugger off you whale hatting loser pants! I bet you are the captain of a [gasp!] Japanese whaling vessel on whale wars! OMG! WTF!
This is NSFW unless you are in hair design or fashon..
This is a picture of the "BJ Whale Shark."
This is the Beluga or more popularly known "cross dressing whale."
This is a "sperm" whale (hint, hint) eating some kalimari! How gay is that???
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Animals can tell right from wrong - Telegraph
Incorrect. In fact, New Caledonian crows through scientific experiments have been proven to possess causal reasoning.They are not "proficient at reasoning" in the way humans are, not even remotely the same. No comparison here.
Given that your argument was that humans are different than animals and not that adult humans are different than animals, your argument seems to be slipping.A 4 year old human child does not understand those basic concepts yet either, hence they have no contract rights etc.
Many of these things differ within human cultures. For example, not every culture perceives time as linear, not every culture has the same conception of stealing, and not every culture appreciates art. The fact that you argue that these are the defining characteristics of humanity when not all humans even share these traits, tends to show more of your ethnocentrism than your understanding of what makes humans different than animals.As soon as you can show an animal, any animal that understands stealing is against the law, understand past and future or appreciate a piece of art, you will have a point.
Baboons trained on computers show they are capable of abstract reasoning - Science, News - The IndependentAnimals cannot reason or understand abtract concpets as humans do, period.
Do you like being wrong? I absolutely love proving theologians like you wrong. It gives me plenty of reason to get up in the morning.
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- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.