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Many people think animals are not as smart as us but from an animal's perspective we are stupid ones, amirite?

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I think this speaks to how meaningless the words ‘smart' and ‘intelligent' are. They don't really seem to refer to anything in particular.

@Vic8760 I think this speaks to how meaningless the words ‘smart' and ‘intelligent' are. They don't really seem to...

Just because someone or something thinks they are smarter doesn't mean it's true. Dunning and Kruger were on to something.

Maybe not from all animals' perspectives, but definitely from cats.

What makes you say that? Plenty of animals have looked to humans for help solving problems, and the smartest animals seem to understand that we have knowledge and skills they don't.

That's the thing, stupid animals might assume that the fact we have different objectives or means of communication makes humans stupid, but smart animals understand we're a completely different creature and can't be expected to be the same as them. Just as humans have to be smart to recognize how smart some animals are, the only animals who would think we're stupid would be stupid ones with no perspective on the matter.

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