Of course not. But that’s the nonsense theatre that current tax-funded science encourages.
Get a look at this:
Strong evidence now shows that human and animal parenting share many nervous system mechanisms. This is the conclusion of Yerkes National Primate Research Center researchers Larry Young, PhD, and James Rilling, PhD, in their review article about the biology of mammalian parenting, published in this week’s issue of Science. Better understanding this biology could lead to improved social development, benefitting generations of humans and animals to come.
Anyone who has watched how animals really treat their offspring (for example, eating them, which I have witnessed) can’t help pausing to wonder how anyone could make such a claim.
What’s missing here is that intelligence matters. Human intelligence is the reason that humans establish sanctuaries for endangered animals, not the reverse.
It is significant that no one even asks these questions any more.
In a couple of weeks, I will be starting a series of Science Fictions on fictions about human intelligence and the mind.
The Science Fictions series at your fingertips (cosmology).
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The Science Fictions series at your fingertips (human evolution)
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