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Animal accomplishments compared to human accomplishments don’t even make it onto the graph chart. Animals take no initiative and only accomplish what their instincts allow them.
In spite of animal accomplishments like parrots, which can have a limited vocabulary; monkeys, which can be taught to do tricks; tigers and dolphins, which can jump through hoops; certain chimpanzees that can use tools, have the ability to count, and can even calculate; and ants, which live in a society, animals are very limited in comparison to any baby or toddler.
Researchers have spent years trying to teach animals new concepts, and all they have managed to do is instill a few tricks. They have barely touched the surface of intelligence. They can harness the instincts of certain animal accomplishments. For example, they can use an elephant’s strength to physically remove tree trunks from the forest, or they can use a guide dog’s sense of attachment to assist its master.
Granted, such intelligence and emotion, in animal accomplishments, can go pretty far, but there’s a distinct limit, and very few animals are used in these more specialized cases. In fact, if humans didn’t make the effort to teach animals, none of them would take the initiative to make any improvement to their lifestyles whatsoever.No animals take initiative to make any improvement to their lifestyles whatsoever. Click To Tweet
Baby animals follow in the same footsteps as their genitors, whether they are inducted into life by them or not. They never leave the birthplace with the intent of improving on what their parents had, thinking “I’m glad to get out of that hole; I need to make a future for myself.” Animals accomplishments include no new concepts; they are immune to imagination.Animals accomplishments include no new concepts; they are immune to imagination. Click To Tweet
In their own particular environments, each animal has innate capacities that allow it to use tools, communicate, build, organize, work, harvest, gather, store food, etc. In this way, it lives its life in harmony with other animals of its own breed as well as with its fellow animals.
When I say “in harmony,” I mean insofar as the balance of nature incorporates the concept of predator and prey. All animals are prey to other fauna. In their natural environment, they don’t have contact with man, so they don’t need or crave contact with him.
They are quite happy to continue their existence by eating, sleeping, surviving, and mating as they’ve done for hundreds and thousands of years. They do this to keep their species alive in this “eat one another” balance of nature.Animals are quite happy to continue their existence as they’ve done for thousands of years. Click To Tweet
Animals can form groups with a number of females, with males fighting for supremacy. Leadership in lion prides changes as both females and males go in and out of groups.
A man is generally head of both the family and extended family, but women can also be in this position. Men and women can head all sorts of associations. They can govern animals, groups, and everything else.
Animals form prides, flocks, and herds, but not nations, even though they can form huge groups of myriad thousands and migrate in a very orderly fashion without leadership.
Humans form families, clans, tribes, nations, and continents. They are now spread worldwide. I’ll be expanding on this special capacity of man in book two, entitled Audit of the Universe.
Cooperation and Commerce
Symbiotic exchanges occur between sharks and pilot fish. You will never see an animal running a business for profit or trading services altruistically beyond what their instinct dictates.
Animals don’t have an equivalent of human welfare organizations.
Although within small groups there can be mutual assistance, it’s basically each animal for itself. Animal accomplishments can be of great assistance to man.
Guide dogs for the blind, dolphins swimming with people, and horse riding are of immense service and benefit to kids and adults with certain physical and mental deficiencies.
Let’s remember that man organizes these judicious encounters. Man often has to prepare and painstakingly train these animals, who would not take these initiatives by themselves.
Humans learn to exchange services and work together. Man has developed a monetary system and a gold standard. He builds businesses and provides services.
There are voluntary community services. Humans give a helping hand as well as recruiting and training novices.
Educators, doctors, nurses, and others work for humanity and humanity and add to the pool of beneficial knowledge. Man has animal welfare organizations.
Animals have no morals. Animals just “do their thing” instinctively or naturally. Man studies this as Ethology or Social Biology. Animals are predictable.
Man can watch over man, but it doesn’t always work that way because of the presence or absence of justice, truth, vanity, and lies. Man is unpredictable.
Animals can be darling or dangerous, they can be fun or furious. They are equipped to do the most incredible things as we saw in the last posts. But, compared to human accomplishments, animal accomplishments, based on their own initiative, apart from their instinct are literally non-existent.
Human accomplishments are like a skyscraper while animal accomplishments remain at the bottom of a bottomless pit.
This post is an excerpt from chapter 10.8 of Inventory of the Universe.
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Here’s a relationship with a parrot that can say a few words and its mentor says it can ‘think’ … but that’s relative.
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