Animals Are Smarter Than You Think & It’s Time to Act Accordingly

By Alexa Erickson, Collective Evolution

Humans have excused much of their behaviour toward animals, both loving and cruel, under the misguided belief that they aren’t smart enough to understand what’s going on. We view our pets, for instance, as having unique personalities that draw us in, but we don’t necessarily envision them knowing their own uniqueness in the world, or knowing they can make decisions to advance their own well-being.

We’re aware that dolphins, primates, and elephants have the ability to recognize themselves in mirrors. We’ve discovered that chickens can forgo an immediate treat for a larger reward later on. Yet still we act as though animals are devoid of most feeling and reason.

The discussion about animal cognition has led to some pretty intriguing discoveries, and in just the last few years, researchers have uncovered facts about the abilities of creatures most of us would have never considered to harbour the intelligence they do, and are learning even more about species already known to have advanced abilities.

Dutch primatologist Frans de Waal is one of many scientists whose open mind and yearning to better understand the intelligence of animals has led to many breakthroughs on the topic. In his book, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, de Waal gives hundreds of examples of shocking intelligence from non-human species, even unearthing many instances in which animals seem to be smarter than we are:

Chimpanzees, for instance, can easily beat humans at recalling a set of numbers that was displayed for a fraction of a second.

Octopuses can learn to open pill bottles protected by childproof caps, which many humans can’t figure out on their own.

Dogs and horses, among many species that spend time around humans, are able to recognize body language queues that are lost on us.

Many species can do stuff we can’t even imagine: bats that map out space with echolocation; birds that figure out the complex mechanics of flight and landing; and ticks that identify passing mammals by the smell of butyric acid.

We know human animals are extremely smart. We know that, in so many ways, we rule the kingdom that is Planet Earth. We know this because we have forced, both intentionally and unintentionally, so many other species on the globe to fit into our world. But our greatest strength is also one of our biggest downfalls, as it has overshadowed our understanding and compassion for non-human life. What we can’t seem to wrap our heads around, for the most part, is that other species may actually be just as clever as us, but in their own ways.

As De Waal explains, “It seems highly unfair to ask if a squirrel can count to ten if counting is not really what a squirrel’s life is about.” “The squirrel is very good at retrieving nuts, though, and some birds are absolute experts …. That we can’t compete with squirrels and nutcrackers on this task — I even forget where I parked my car — is irrelevant, since our species does not need this kind of memory for survival the way forest animals braving a freezing winter do,” he continues.

“Almost every week there is a new finding regarding sophisticated animal cognition, often with compelling videos to back it up,” he writes. “We hear that rats may regret their own decisions, that crows manufacture tools, that octopuses recognize human faces, and that special neurons allow monkeys to learn from each other’s mistakes. We speak openly about culture in animals and about their empathy and friendships. Nothing is off limits anymore, not even the rationality that was once considered humanity’s trademark.”

The facts are there, and new research continues to unfold shocking discoveries, but it’s really about us humans being smart enough to understand that we’re not the only smart ones. And then, the real test from there, is to see if we can use that understanding to act accordingly and change our ways.

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4 thoughts on “Animals Are Smarter Than You Think & It’s Time to Act Accordingly”

  1. “Believe it or not” – Geopolitical/GCR/RV Overview – January 27, 2017

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    Let’s start with an obscure premise–God has no opponent.

    So any rebellion against God will be proven an illusion and vanish from the face of he earth no matter how “yuge” the lie may appear.

    President Donald J Trump (Drumpf) is such a lie.

    He was groomed by his German/Jewish Father to be a real estate magnet in New York City, to later become an American political operative for the dark nobility of Eastern Europe (remember his candidacy was long foreshadowed in the media over several years).

    The Chinese had long discovered the cabal’s plot to run Trump for President in 2016, and allowed Putin and Russia to capture incriminating personal evidence against him dating back to 2013…. stay with me if only just for a moment.

    Trump’s dark pension for weird sex with under aged girls is very well known in intelligence circles–as we discovered during the campaign–so Putin’s KGB ran a sting operation during one of Trump’s own Miss Universe Pageant while in Moscow.

    In the meantime, the Chinese silently began absorbing all of Trump’s prized property debts as well as his primary lending banks to corner his real estate empire…. again stay with me if only just for a moment.

    With Trump’s name reputation and worldwide business interests cornered, the Chinese approached Trump in his own building (they were tenants) back in the Spring of 2015 with all the evidence–and offered him a choice that would change the world:

    Either…

    Run for President as planned, win because the Chinese had the technology, intelligence and legal right due to appoint the next President after the default of the USA, Inc. in 2013.

    Trump would follow the Chinese script of political talking points which included not claiming Russia as the enemy–even accept their Vice President and Chief of Staff picks that the Republic White Hats and hand selected for him.

    Then once elected, Trump would act as if he were actually going on a 4 Year Presidential journey, signing any and all executive orders placed before him, orate any speech written for him, even appointment a cabinet hand chosen for him… until one day, they decided to dismiss him via an orchestrated scandal say two months into his administration that involves elements of Russia hacking into the election results and Trump refusing to divest fully from his business interests.

    The combination would logically bring on a resignation of his comet-like Presidency for the unawakened public.

    Please rewatch this SNL “comedy” sketch… and understand this is how the cabal has long told us what’s coming.

    Now in exchange for accepting such a deal, Trump and his family get international legal amnesty for past crimes against humanity (9/11), get to keep all his properties, get to keep his good brand name and even get to convert that 30 million of Iraq Dinar currency at a contract rate of $32.00 USD like other cabal Senators and Congressmen.

    As an additional or negotiated bonus, Trump asked for prime real estate projects in both Russia and China, which he got, as long as he performed through the entire term of his deal (which he has thus far and suspect he will).

    Art of the deal right?

    Or…

    Globally, Trump will be shamed for being a known pedophile, and possibly imprisoned, which would overnight destroy his precious brand name, plus he would lose all his existing properties because tenants would flee from their building leases, and all new construction projects would die instantly. He and his family would be destroyed.

    Which would you choose?

    European dark nobility leadership long ago sign off on sacrificing Trump as a political transition patsy, but the die hard US faction of the cabal wasn’t nearly as enthusiastic about this plan and tried to derail it–and still are to this day.

    So as we progress further into the Trump Presidency, look for him to begin pivoting on a host of serious issues as well as notice how the “Russian hacking” story continues to build strength and ultimately develops impeachable teeth–forcing Trump to ultimately resign in favor of VP Mike Pence and/or Paul Ryan as new Republic President

    Using Trump as the short term transition patsy allows Russia, China and the White Hats to leave the US election cycle undisturbed in the minds of the population, yet stay in control the White House without skipping a beat, similar to how they quietly took control of the US Congress and Pentagon back in 2015 after the international sovereignty courts gave the Republic of the United States to its largest sovereign debt holders.

    Having a Republican majority in both the House, Senate and White House have the Republic White Hats two years to fix all that was broken with the country in terms of policy–without political interference–including resetting the balance of power on the Supreme Court.

    Hillary Clinton was never a serious factor in the 2016 election because her treasonous activities were so overwhelming, the Clinton’s gladly took the Chinese amnesty deal and happily played the loser role to Trump (just as Hillary had successfully done for the Barack Obama in 2008).

    The RV was patsy Trump’s first executive order of business once sworn in, and the Republic is now in store for unprecedented growth and long-term resurgence that will guarantee a Republican majority in all branches of power for at at least one, and maybe two more terms.

    Believe it or not.

    Ooh Rah!

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  2. Reblogged this on Multidimensional Being and commented:
    The 2D consciousness in animals is nearby the 3D type within most humans, but does not include the intellect perversion to kill for amusement. It’s time to understand the levels of consciousness on planet earth and why it is urgent to go to 4D with higher self cooperation.

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