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If Elephants are so smart, then how come we never see them multitusk?

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  1. If humans are so smart, why do they kill each other so much and threaten the planet they live on?
    One interesting metric of intelligence is how long a species is able to perpetuate itself (because isn’t that the ultimate goal?). By that metric, horseshoe crabs and sea sponges are pretty damn smart. If we became the first interplanetary species, we might contend for most intelligent by that metric.

    Posted by scienceinpolitics | October 28, 2014, 4:06 pm
    • I’m all for the admiration of animals, but some of the simplest things humans can do, aren’t even comprehensible to the closest thing to us in terms of intelligence, chimpanzees.
      The only reason we’re killing each other and doing all that awful stuff is because we haven’t yet evolved far enough beyond our closest relatives, those brutal, primitive apes. They are awesome though, I want a pet chimpanzee, only without the whole face-ripping off thing they tend to do. haha πŸ˜‰

      Posted by sarcasticgoat | October 28, 2014, 4:28 pm
      • Good point. It’s sad evolution takes so long. It’ll be interesting to see what sort of natural stress will guide human evolution. Also, we still aren’t clear of some annihilation events (we recently cut our southern hemisphere asteroid observatory, and nuclear stockpiles are still alarmingly high). Reason should triumph though.

        Posted by scienceinpolitics | October 28, 2014, 4:41 pm
      • We may be able to evolve ourselves very rapidly through technology and whatnot.
        And I live in the southern hemisphere, so I’m scared shitless now, thanks. haha πŸ˜‰

        Posted by sarcasticgoat | October 28, 2014, 4:46 pm
      • I can evolve myself. I am evolving into female, by way of transgender mutilation.

        Posted by henrygame | October 28, 2014, 5:37 pm
      • That would be de-evolving.
        Joke!

        Posted by sarcasticgoat | October 29, 2014, 5:48 am
    • Oh no! Think somebody has a bee under his/her bonnet?
      I think the goat was being sarcastic. I think so anyway. However, that being said it is a universally accepted truth that goats and elephants do not get on!
      Maybe he should take back his joke. Its fucking racist that is!

      Posted by henrygame | October 28, 2014, 5:35 pm
  2. Well these comments are certainly entertaining!

    Posted by S | October 28, 2014, 7:53 pm
  3. We do see them, they chew leaves and rub against a tree I guess.

    Posted by charlypriest | October 29, 2014, 7:49 am

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