Researchers say animals are smarter than humans?

By on December 6, 2013

From Nature World News- For centuries, we’ve believe that humans are intellectually superior to animals for many reasons, the most popular being that we have an ability to be reasonable whereas animals do not. Researchers in Australia, however, are begging to differ.

This comes from an article published today from Nature World News (click here to read the complete story): According to Professor Maciej Henneberg, a professor of anthropological and comparative anatomy from the School of Medical Sciences, humans have misunderstood animal intelligence.

“Animals offer different kinds of intelligences which have been under-rated due to humans’ fixation on language and technology. These include social and kinaesthetic intelligence. Some mammals, like gibbons, can produce a large number of varied sounds – over 20 different sounds with clearly different meanings that allow these arboreal primates to communicate across tropical forest canopy. The fact that they do not build houses is irrelevant to the gibbons,” Henneberg added.

This is all very interesting; maybe even ground-breaking. These philosophies are somewhat subjective, but the facts, like ones highlighted by Hennerberg,  are hard to ignore. Smarter than we are? Who knows. Smarter than we thought? Definitely.

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