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rat99
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Nathan-Crawford
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Are animals Smart?

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Started: 11/15/2016 Category: Science
Updated: 2 weeks ago Status: Debating Period
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rat99

Pro

Of course they are.! The problem is that we often look for human traits when
we study animal behaviour, animals have other abilities and can have elements of intelligence that humans lack also animals have a long history of learning, communication, and other signs of intelligent behavior.
Nathan-Crawford

Con

First, you should define "smart", you are using that term very loosely. What I consider smart and what you consider smart may be very different, so for the sake of debate give an objective definition of smart and then we can continue.
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Posted by TheBenC 2 weeks ago
TheBenC
The smartest animals are less intelligent than a 3 year old human. If a full grown person was that smart we would call them retarded. So animals are not smart. They are retarded.
Posted by PowerPikachu21 2 weeks ago
PowerPikachu21
I don't know who would accept this, nor what they would say. But I did accept a debate where I argued against protecting animals.
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