Are the 5 most intelligent animals on earth, after humans, in this order: Monkey, Cat, Dolphin, Dog, Horse?
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June 26, 2019 / By Dacey Question:
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Best Answers: Are the 5 most intelligent animals on earth, after humans, in this order: Monkey, Cat, Dolphin, Dog, Horse?
Billie | 6 days ago
Defining intelligence is not an easy task, especially as there are probably several different forms of intelligence, that we humans tend to lump together because we happen to be good at all of them.
But in terms of the top 5 after humans, there are actually 32 different species of dolphin - including the bottlenosed dolphin, orca and spinner dolphins, all of which could easily be contenders for the smartest critter award. And that doesn't even include the other toothed whales, like beluga, sperm whales and pilot whales, nor the baleen whales (whose intelligence probably isn't anywhere near as high as the dolphins).
Then there are the apes like both species of chimpanzee, and the gorilla, who would likely score higher than any of the hundreds of species of monkey.
And the list of critters smarter than horses would be a long one, at the least including almost every carnivore (i.e. meerkats, leopards, wolverines, raccoons, wolves, polar bears, spotted hyenas, and sea lions), as well as critters like elephants, pigs and even octopus and squid.
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Originally Answered: For all you atheists. how was the earth created, and how did humans and animals come about?
Today's humans and other animals are the result of the process of evolution. No one knows how the first life arose. Theists claim that it was a deity but its an imagined answer that lacks evidence. Evolution has a lot of evidence. Many theists also accept evolution but believe a god set it in motion. Again its a faith based rather than fact based belief. I think given that many things formerly attributed to gods out of ignorance have later been shown to have natural explanations the origin of life is more likely to as well. I don't think inventing and even more complex superbeing who just always existed with no evidence to back up that claim is logical to me.
I don't just believe it because they wrote it in a book. I was a biology major, for evolution I have examined the evidence personally. For the Big Bang theory, I think we have a lot of unanswered questions but again the data and evidence that back it up are there for all to see.
They've been doing studies for a long time that all come back to the fact that we don't really have a good definition of 'intelligence'. Part of our problem is that we have to learn about what is learned knowledge as opposed to instinct and also how animals may show they are intelligent in their own way (in other words, stop trying to look at the world of 'intelligence' solely through primate eyes). Some of the things scientists have decided are important to 'intelligence' is an animal's ability to learn something about an object and then use that knowledge in new ways - to appy it to other things. It also looks at animals using things to approach a novel situation - like a stash of food that is in a seemingly unavailable location but using tools or by manipulating the environment, accessing the food (although, again, we must try to look at it throught the eyes of that animal and not assume that because it can't use tools that it's not intelligent - that is more primate-based thinking)
Using those as baselines for looking at animals that are 'intelligent' not only are all the dolphin family and ape family very high on the list, there are a lot of animals that would come before dogs and cats (horses would be way down there on the list). Animals like parrots (alex the gray parrot for example) have been tested and appear to have very high intelligence. Crows have also been put into situations to come up with novel ways to aquire food and score very well. Octopi are also good at solving problems (especially considering that their nearest relatives are clams and oysters!)
Many animals that are considered pests - like raccoons are considered this because they are so good at getting around our protections and getting what we don't want them to get!
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How do you define intelligence? We usually default to "most like us", which isn't a very good definition. It's also hard to test many species. And "monkeys" are many different species with varying intelligence.
That aside, cats and dogs are generally less bright than apes, dolphins, parrots, and crows (and pigs are probably somewhere between them). Horses are probably less bright than cats or dogs.
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there are many species of monkey, several species of dolphins and all the animals mentioned live in dramatically different habitats, using different behavioral patterns. thus zou cannot compare them through measuring IQ. Per se, the IQ relies on identifiing symbols and basic algebra. clearly none of the animals mentioned is able to count.
the comparison is irrelevant.
by the way octhopuses are reffered to be quite intelligent, too, rating the inteligence of dog.- in terms of learning, memory, adaptability, scouting, cognititive functions at all.
like haysoo said, many carnivores and omnivores ,due to their wider dietary habits, show us pretty nice cognitive functions, scouting of new food sources, three dimensional spacial orientation, prediction of prey intentions, etc. many animals eating shelled food use some kind of tools
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What happened to the whale? That is an interesting definition of intellegence. I wonder where it goes on the bell curve.
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Originally Answered: Why do humans hunt animals to extinction, unlike all other animals?
Greed & Ego
The feeling of superiority and higher intelligence allows us to believe that we are dominate and since we are at the top of the food chain, we are capable of doing these things without consequences. its a shame really. because 'primitive' beliefs that we should all "walk together" has been thrown out the window because the human race is far too focused on advancements, wealth and material gains that they do not take into account the rest of the world and how we are truly all connected in one way or another.