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Everything you think you know about animals is wrong
Everything you think you know about animals is wrong: How science is forcing us to reconsider the twin myths of human superiority and dumb creatures
Human beings are the most intelligent, and therefore important, of all the world's species, right?
We deserve our superior status over other animals
because of the following scientific truths: that only humans are
self-aware and feel empathy, that we are unique in our abilities
to use language and tools, that only we can recognize ourselves
in a mirror and understand the passing of time.
Some of the most
heart-warming tales of expressive love and empathy come from the
great apes, our closest relatives. Moral philosopher Mark
Rowlands recounts the