have you taken a look at society lately...love, we are not that intelligent
We tend to think of ourselves as being more intelligent than all other creatures including dolphins because we invented things like jobs and war and mortgages whereas dolphins simply play and catch fish all day. Dolphins tend to think they're the more intelligent species for exactly the same reasons ;-)
We're more intelligent than more other creatures because we can do things they demonstrably can't, such as talking, complicated tool use and that thing where you can pat your head and rub your belly at the same time.
well,God could have had a hand in the evolvement,,
We're just the only ones who claim to be intelligent. Since no others go around saying, for instance, "What a marvel is an octopus," we assume they are stupid.
I think it's to other species' credit that they won't give us the time of day.
There were others. We killed them.
I think a lot of us are morons
You think? I've met some badgers that are smarter than many of the people I've come across.
Not the only, just the first.
This is a brain teaser. Well, i don't believe in eVolution; i believe in creationism. So my belief is that outside of genetic engineering, cross pollination, and cross breeding animals in order to create a new designer animal, any living being that exists has always existed until it became extinct. My opinion is that we are creative beings and that we were created as Such. But i also question what qualifies being an intelligent being? EXistence consist of many intelligences... the planets stay in orbit according to laws taught in physics. Plants, generally immobile, they proliferate by a supporting a symbiotic relationship with bees, they provide the gaseous balance by which life is sustained. Animals respond to the seasons, changes in environment. Birds nest in places that provide coverage during rain and that give them the best vantage point against potential predators. Other species may not be able to plan far into the future (because squirrels plan to collect and bury food for the cold season) but they are capable of short term planning especially when caring for their young. Instinct is separate from intelligence but they are simply degrees of the same. They cannot talk or write but they do coMmunicate with eachother. In fact, our intelligence makes us no more capable of communicating with species other than our own while, if given the opportunity, they learn our body language, tone of voice. ... which is just about we are able to learn about them. They can't build skyscrapers. .. But nor can many of us. We are intelligent beings but there are also beings that have a different type of intelligence.
I don't believe in eVolution. Why is that an issue for you? I stated that as a preface to my opinion about the question you posed. We learned about eVolution from a book, no? ScienTific hypotheses have never been wrong? I Don't know who "you people" is but i have stated my opinion, not the opinion of others. Not interested in ranting about why you're wrong and I'm right because I dont know... just like you. We dont know...we choose to ascribe to the theories of others. I guess another paradox is that you start off stating that you respect the opinions of others but then go into a tirade. I don't belIeve most tHings in the bible because it is man-made but nor do i believe that a big bang explains the complexities of matter, life, the recurrence of the Fibonacci sequence throughout nature, immaterial realities such as time or the nature of the Mind. Its simply that I am inclined to believe more in creationism than eVolution but I'm fully aware that none of us know anything. .. scienTists are still curious enough to keep searching for the truth but Some pEople are already convinced somehOw. ANother tHing, if you are under the impression that i am a bible thumper, why would you then choose to speak in a derogatory manner about God in an eFfort to make a point that was clear without that? There's more to life than Fighting to be right.
Because we needed intelligence to survive. The more intelligent species survived out of all the other hominids until we became the last ones left.
There are (I think) 27 species of hominids. We're the only ones that have survived
Are you sure?
We might be intelligent but some act like dumbasses i swear