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Cats don’t understand mirrors — 2 Comments

  1. Pfft at the experts!

    Some humans are born without sight and/or hearing, we would not question their self awareness.

    Where did this nonsense come from regarding the ability to recognise ones self in a mirror being the sole indication of self awareness?

    It is out dated old cobblers. Without self awareness, it is unlikely any species would exist.

    Was it Freud or the Victorians who came up with this dumb old guff?

    Allocating all behaviour by other species to simple, crude instinct, is fallacious, hypocritical even.

    Everything humans do, everything, no matter how technologically or intellectually brilliant, is about sex and death. Getting one to avoid the other, for self survival and to protect the endurance of the gene pool.

    Humans seem so desperate to prove their superiority. With such arrogance they betray their terminal insecurity.

    • ‘Humans seem so desperate to prove their superiority. ” – I don’t think it has anything to do with superiority: great apes are able to recognize themselves in the mirror too.

      Why I understand that the ability to understand how mirrors work may not indicate self awareness, but I also don’t agree that this view is related to humans trying to prove their superiority.

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