Saturday, 23 October 2010
tool making requires intelligence? well in that case say hey to the crow.
in this video a caledonian crow is clearly shown to be using tools to achieve its goals. This clearly shows that the crow is using rationality to see that the wire needs to be bent so it can be used as a hook to get the hood up.
what are you thoughts on the crows ability?
to be able to rationalize is another big point in my view of personhood. although and im going to quote here
i agree, different needs have caused each animal to develop different characteristics, physical or mental. In this case of the cheater, the cheater in my view is a magnificent hunter, one that is agile and extremely fast, but in light of all of this, it still isn't rational or self aware, it isn't able to look at its reflection and know that that is its self looking back at it.
now i know that the cheater hasn't evolved to be self aware, but what im trying to establish is that, they are not intelligent. they do not have personhood. they are neither superior or inferior to us, but they lack personhood.
as i said in the beginning of this blog, i am still trying to establish my views, they are crude and not yet fully formed, so any contribution will be a great help :)
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