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Is human cognitive and intellectual superiority an unproven assumption?
Human cognitive and intellectual superiority is only an unproven assumption.
Lloyd Morgan's Canon
institutionalized bias towards the presumed inferiority of all non-human animals in comparative psychology.
Methods to determine cognition in other species are designed to detect human-like intelligence, mainly based on our own specific skills and ways of perception and processing of information.
In certain cognitive areas, it is proven that other animals outperform humans.
The fact that non-human animals may not understand humans, and humans do not understand them, does not mean our 'intelligence' are at different levels, they are just of
efficient cross-domain optimisation
to an extent lesser creatures do not.
If another animal species were more intelligent than humans, they would dominate the world instead.
Non-human animals use their intelligence for immediate problem solving, not for abstract thinking or future planning like humans do.
Humans make up for physical disadvantages by copying other species skills and features to use for their own advantage.
Should Human Life Be Valued Above Animal Life?
Should genetic engineering be used on humans or animals?
Are Humans fundamentally different from other animals?