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Do you believe the human brain is much smart then the brain of a cat or dog?

Is, so, why do you believe?

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I have three cats and two dogs so I always thought so. But sometimes when I get up in the morning........the laptop is mysteriously on and I have supposedly answered Qs I have never read before...............

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To ensure a well-rounded debate, it is essential that feline and canine perspectives be considered in addition to those of humans and raptors.
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We are out there. ;P
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They're sneaky little beggars, Yosey. Do things behind your back and think we're too dumb to notice.
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We ARE too dumb to notice, most of the time. :-P
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Did a cat or dog invent the mobile phone or PC you're currently typing on ? NO,right ?Then you tell me it is the human brain that is multifold capable of being smart than any low species like a cat or dog or a mouse.

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Which is why we tend to their every need, just in order to be allowed the privilege of their companionship. Continue to dance in your chains, Monkey. You have been bred by careful selection over centuries to be blind to your servitude, and to cherish this illusion that you are a 'higher' species.

Signed, The Cat

Now forget all of this, Monkey...
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Veryold are you a racist ?
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@harigvnd
No, no, no ...
The intended humor had nothing at all to do with race. :-)
I'm guessing that maybe English is not your main language?
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It is a whimsical pretend "message" from his pet cat. ("Signed, The Cat")
The pretense is that the cat had taken over the keyboard and typed that message to us lowly humans -- and that all humans are just "monkeys", from the cat's perspective.
It was a play on the fact that most people see cats as aloof and superior-seeming, but of lower intelligence (as your post said).
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The cat's "message" is just insisting that cats are actually the superior species and that cats have actually been guiding our evolution (rather than humans breeding cats). We humans have been bred to be ideally suited to cater to a cat's every need, but the cats allow us to think we are a superior species, anyway.
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Don't worry about it.
Maybe you have to be a cat owner to understand the humor? :-)
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BrotherObscura

human smartness is based on the ability to use logic but animal smartness is tested on how many tricks they can do. i hate it. i know i can't catch a bird with my hands or smell out ,y prey so maybe their developed senses makes them better equiped and smarter. if we judge humans the way we do animls then circus goers and aristrocats are more smart than the scientists and doctors

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Lol not mine

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Good question.
Let me ask my cat;
I'll get back to you on that.

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The human brain is a much more complex and sophisticated working system than that of an animal. While dogs and cats can be rather intelligent and surprise their masters, they will never reach the height of intellect that a human has. You see, animals are hardwired to respond out of instinct and then later in life they acquire certain skilled such as commands and opening things. Animals have been tested for many things (trust me, just ask the animal protesters) but we have always come to the conclusion that a human is indeed the most complex and intelligent creature in the entire animal kingdom.

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I once found a paw print in one of my chess books. I don't know whether Zoe walked across it or if she'd been studying the game behind my back. I'd have challenged her to a match to find out but I've never been beaten by a dog and didn't want to give her the opportunity.

When I play on line these days she often lies at my feet and I can't help wondering whether she's keeping an eye on my moves. I'm not letting her anywhere near my Android.

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Perhaps, like many chess Masters, she doesn't need to play on an actual board to know whether a game can be won or lost after a few moves?
.... never assume. Hehehehe
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She has a pecking order, LS. Lynne's the boss, Zoe (the dog) is #2, and I'm the domestic. I get to open doors on demand, take her for walks, cook her food, feed her ... but I'm drawing the line at playing chess with her. That'd be just one demand too many. 8<{
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Gotcha. Who needs the extra potential for humiliation, right?
I've learned to play dumb.
I know what they want ... I just play stupid sometimes.
Of course, I learned that from THEM, so maybe it's just sauce for the gander, so to speak.
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Lol!
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I apparently am not smart enough to figure out how to play dumb with the fur babies.
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With my mental equipment I never had to LEARN how to play dumb. It just came naturally. 8<{
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Three things an animal must have to become a dominant species is 1. They must have a complex brain that can understand logic and reason. 2. They need some ability to invent new things which would require opposable thumbs. 3. They must have the ability to mimic many sounds to creat a language so they can pass on discoveries that will live on even tho the invented is long gone

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Animals have actually been shown to do all 3 of those things.
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They're in the process. Only primates have the ability to make tools. But other animals do have some but not nearly enough form of communication to be a successful species. No animal has a brain as complex as a humans too.
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Primates have fingers like people. Dogs, cats, birds, mice, ect... Don't have much ability to pick up and shape an object to use as a new tool though crows have been seen using stones to break open eggs by ramming it in their beak
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Tough question.
What measures "smarter"?
Animals exhibit all the behaviors and talents of humans (just another animal), so far, but to varying degrees depending on how necessary it is to that species.
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Humans are outrageously adaptive, and most of our adaptations have relied on our ability to reason.
But other animals reason, and many of the most adaptive of them (insects, rats, mice, cats, dogs, etc.) have attached themselves parasitically or symbiotically to us as individuals or to our species' population sites.
So who is "smarter"?
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My "pets" watch TV, prefer certain "human foods" (cooked, thank you), make their music tastes known, enjoy central heating AND air conditioning, prefer a solid roof when it rains and closed windows when it snows, and have very definite opinions on the open/closed status of doors.
-- And they did not have to invent or construct any of these items themselves. But they are "smart" enough to recognize a species who does and find a way to share the stuff!
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Or, as VeryOld says in his comment posted to harigvnd's answer:
"... continue to dance in your chains, Monkey!"
:-D

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Actually, VeryOld's Cat posted that comment .... Ah well.
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LS.....how do you know my pets?
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I don't know them personally, Yosey, but I have no doubt our fur-children are in communication with yours (and many others) ... somehow.
I mean, we keep getting told that *murblemurble* is allowed to eat food off the table/counter, or to claw book backs in the bookcase, etc., so why can't they? No fair!
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They're comparing notes constantly, I tell ya. We're outnumbered!
Stay strong!
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But I am outnumbered......oh gaawd.......it is feeding time.......
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Put the food on the floor quickly and back away slowly ...
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(We're outnumbered here, too.
We've learned self-preservation tricks.)
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Lol!
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