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  1. #1 Human vs. Non-human intelligence 
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    Is the understanding of intelligence the same for humans as it is for other animals? In other words, when zoologists say that dolphins and chimps and elephants, for examples, have intelligence, are they saying that they have an intelligence unique to their species or that their intelligence can be defined in the same way as human intelligence?


     

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    Forum Cosmic Wizard spuriousmonkey's Avatar
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    you definitely asked this one already in another subforum.


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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey
    you definitely asked this one already in another subforum.
    Was it a forum for dolphins, chimps, or elephants?
     

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    Forum Cosmic Wizard spuriousmonkey's Avatar
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    and New Caledonian crows.
    "Kill them all and let God sort them out."

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    Well I can relate to the question.

    Is the 'intelligence' found in the religious the same kind of intelligence found in scientists?

    I would go with NO!....
     

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    Ok, I'll lock this thread, as it fits better in Biology I think and most of the posts have been made there. No need for two of them.
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