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Can an animal reason?

  1. janesix profile image59
    janesixposted 3 years ago

    A dog is smart enough to figure out how to open a door (depending on if it is physically able) by watching a human do it first. But can a dog figure out how to open a door through reasoning? Or to open a different door that is similar, through logical thinking? How about a monkey? Or a cat?

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Killer whales learn to beach themselves to catch seals.  I had a cat once that figured out what a toilet was for and learned to use it (until he fell in one day - that was the end of that!).

      Yes, animals can reason and learn.

      1. janesix profile image59
        janesixposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Lol.. I've heard of cat's using the toilet. Cats are fastidious, I'm not surprised.

    2. A Troubled Man profile image60
      A Troubled Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Here is a list of ten animals that use tools.

      http://www.livescience.com/9761-10-animals-tools.html

      1. janesix profile image59
        janesixposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Cool, thanks. I was surprised about the rodents, never heard of that. The octopus was interesting too..collecting tools for later use. That's impressive.

  2. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    Animals have problems in their lives and have since their wild origins.  Therefore they naturally have various levels of problem solving cognitive abilities.

 
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