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  • nealglover
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    Because, like many these things, it’s as interesting to read something that you have no interest in, as it is to read something that you have lots of interest in

    Are you sure about that.

    Sound like a load of crap to be honest.

    I find I things I’m interested in……. Interesting.

    Things I’m not interested in…… Far less interesting.

    It’s pretty simple really.

    Pyro
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    Non pet owners, it seems to me, like to forget that humans are animals too. Our emotions are not “special” or exclusive to our species.

    In a way, they are, as is our ability to convey them, suppress them, and disguise them.

    a learnt behaviour that earns the ‘creature’ a meal ticket.

    Is that really so different to a human?[/quote]

    Yes, because our learning doesn’t have to be experiental. It is, in early life, but we develop the ability to learn from others mistakes, and from theoretical, hypothetical mistakes. We don’t have to make them ourselves.

    myti
    Member

    Booing my eyes out now…that doggy looks like my gorgeous girl

    Premier Icon unklehomered
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    Well, today looks like one of those days when Angus is allowed on the bed. #sniff#

    FeeFoo
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    Non pet owners, it seems to me, like to forget that humans are animals too. Our emotions are not “special” or exclusive to our species.

    Whilst this is true, I think it’s fair to say that many dog owners attribute greater intelligence to their pets than they actually possess.
    They are like us in that they are animals, but then so are iguanas.

    Junkyard
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    we can learn in different ways but it does not mean we have different emotions. FWIW animals can trick and fake emotions as well but it is higher primates only iirc [ been a while since i studied it]
    Technically you are referring to classical conditioning and rule governed behaviour [ say learning the green cross code] and soem transference of function.

    Of course we are more intelligent than animals and we have language to aid our learning but this fact does negate what Graham S said and does not mean animals do not have “emotions”.

    Forgive the anthropomorphism hopefully you get what i mean

    They are like us in that they are animals, but then so are iguanas.

    Our prime minister has a weekly audience with an iguana, so I wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss them.

    Pyro
    Member

    Forgive the anthropomorphism hopefully you get what i mean

    Well put, and yes, I get what you mean. It’s the anthropomorphism that riles me regularly (my missus does the humanising thing with her cats), and it seems to be a general trait of pet owners.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Our prime minister has a weekly audience with an iguana

    I think his name is Nick.

    Premier Icon Pook
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    Kristen can be my groomer now.

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