You’re right. While yes, I believe the studies that seem to show that other mammals have some levels of being able to retrain themselves (have some measure of introspection and self-consideration beyond Pavlovian or Skinnerian training), I also believe that humans uniquely can see themselves from a far greater amount of perspectives simultaneously, vastly overwhelming the abilities of any other life forms on earth. Other animals may have politics, versions of democracies and autocracies, currency systems, territories and governments, and they may have the ability to change behavior based upon self-reflection (I don’t like thinking of the equipment they wire into these rats to figure this out). But they don’t have the degrees of freedom we do. And 32,000 years ago, a human made this on a cave wall

You’re right. While yes, I believe the studies that seem to show that other mammals have some levels of being able to retrain themselves (have some measure of introspection and self-consideration beyond Pavlovian or Skinnerian training), I also believe that humans uniquely can see themselves from a far greater amount of perspectives simultaneously, vastly overwhelming the abilities of any other life forms on earth.
Other animals may have politics, versions of democracies and autocracies, currency systems, territories and governments, and they may have the ability to change behavior based upon self-reflection (I don’t like thinking of the equipment they wire into these rats to figure this out).
But they don’t have the degrees of freedom we do. And 32,000 years ago, a human made this on a cave wall

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