Originally Posted by Seaworthy Lass
Did you have "Skippy" in Canada
A kangaroo who could reason. Proof enough for me
Not to mention Mr. Ed, the talking horse......................
On a more serious note, I believe it was the writer Robert Heinlein who noted that in a meeting with any sufficiently technologically advanced civilization, anything they do will seem like magic to mankind.
Perhaps this is the problem we face when discussing animal reasoning powers etc. We simply do not a common reference point to measure each other against.
I seriously doubt if a dophin would care what the outcome of his IQ test was. Any testing we devise to "measure" animal intelligence or powers of reasoning are bound to be biased and skewed towards human intelligence parameters.
Much the same reason why it is not necessarily a good idea to compare IQ test scores from persons brought up in a Euclidian logic society and those in a non-euclidian logic society.
Turning all this on its head
- to a dophin, we are poor creatures who can't survive in the water
, nor can we communicate in their language.
tsk, tsk - apprently humans have sub-intelligence and are incapable of serious reasoning