What is the smartest animal not human

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What is the smartest animal not human

dolphin
42
79%
lion
0
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tiger
0
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bacteria (joking)
8
15%
whale
3
6%
 
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Post by mith » Mon Feb 28, 2005 1:12 am

umm, smartest not fastest.
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Post by Wilmer » Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:49 pm

A better question for this poll would be "which animal have intelligence most similar to human". But that is kind of dumb too becuause nobody knows what human intelligence is like.

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Post by robotics » Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:03 am

mithrilhack wrote:umm, smartest not fastest.


Part of being smart is knowing how to avoid predation. Some organisms do it by simply regrowing parts, as in plants. But you're right, they are different.

The prong honged antelope is still very impressive. A human can go to the gym for hours every week and will won't be able to generate half the mitochondrial density a prong horned antelope can achieve.

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Hmm.

Post by Inuyasha » Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:04 pm

Adapting is good but perhaps surviving is better. Some creatures don't need to adapt and are very sucessful. Viruses anyone.
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Post by biostudent84 » Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:41 pm

Still heavy debate on whether or not a virus is an organism.

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Post by MrMistery » Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:45 pm

I sometimes wonder: Are we the smartest animals?
I mean, think of it: any animal on earth(including bacteria :) ) developesa in harmony with it's ecosistem except humans: On the discovery channel someone asked the other day "Will Earth survive the human rase?" I don't think so actually... :cry: :cry:
But if we judge by the evolution of the nervous system than dolphins are the winners of the survey for sure.
Here is my idea of a smart animal: In the rain forests lives an animal called the sloth: it sleeps 20h/day and feeds on virtually any kind of leaves: this animal is in complete harmony with it's habitat so(excluding the hypothisis that some human burnes it down) it will live there forever

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hmmm

Post by Inuyasha » Fri Mar 04, 2005 8:17 pm

ALways a good question. But consider this viruses are better adapters, cheetahs are faster, birds can fly, only thing humans can do is invent. But invent they have.
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Post by MrMistery » Sun Mar 06, 2005 8:42 pm

Through inventing humans have become:
Faster than humas(Ferrari :lol: :lol: )
Able to fly(planes)
Very adaptable(descovered fire&other things)
You may be on to something there Inuyasha

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yeah

Post by Inuyasha » Mon Mar 07, 2005 12:56 am

If i have time i guess i'll do a report on it. Humans can invent. Can other species invent? I wonder. Could anyone give me a list of species that has invented something to help them survive.
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Post by Wilmer » Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:04 pm

I read about specie of monkeys which smashed insects to create pesticides which it used to kill lice with. But that's perhaps a genetic behaviour.
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Really

Post by Inuyasha » Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:33 pm

Where did you read that. That is very interesting. Do you have a webpage?
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Post by biostudent84 » Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:38 pm

MrMistery wrote:I sometimes wonder: Are we the smartest animals?
I mean, think of it: any animal on earth(including bacteria :) ) developesa in harmony with it's ecosistem except humans: On the discovery channel someone asked the other day "Will Earth survive the human rase?" I don't think so actually... :cry: :cry:
But if we judge by the evolution of the nervous system than dolphins are the winners of the survey for sure.
Here is my idea of a smart animal: In the rain forests lives an animal called the sloth: it sleeps 20h/day and feeds on virtually any kind of leaves: this animal is in complete harmony with it's habitat so(excluding the hypothisis that some human burnes it down) it will live there forever


I can say with some degree of confidence that the Planet Terra will destroy humans long before humans destroy the Planet. I do, however, agree that humans will vastly change the surface of the Planet before we are destroyed...we probably will make it Uninhabitable for Kingdom Anamalia...but this rock is going to be here for a long time after we are gone.

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