What if an animal gained sentience/intelligence that matched that of a human? like a dog or fox?

just one individudal animal. not a whole entire species.

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  • Paul
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    It doesn't have a brain capable of anywhere near that degree of knowledge.

  • 4 weeks ago

    In a lot of ways dolphins are smarter than us, they just don't have thumbs.

  • Ray
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    What is sentience, essentially? What is is intelligence? Elephants have more brain cells than humans, their cerebral gland responsible for memory is also more developed than ours. Dolphins cerebral cortex responsible for emotions is more developed than us humans. Birds pack more brain cells tightly than mammals, including us. 

     

    We humans are great at communicating and solving complex problems, but does this alone make us more intelligent?  

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  • 4 weeks ago

    One of the networks would make a sitcom about how that individual animal went to Washington DC and became a political advisor or something like that.

    See the link.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Smith_(TV_series...

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Some animals, including chimps and dolphins, can recognize their mirror images as their own selves. That has not led them to do anything drastic, such as overthrowing humans as the dominant species on earth. There won't be a planet of the apes or dolphins. So, relax and don't worry about it. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    Tthe average human isn't all that wise about using intelligence.  A dog or fox at that level would probably have an awful life.  They might demonstrate their intelligence by drawing a picture on the ground with their paw, or even writing out letters as a form of communication.  They'd have a hard time speaking, because their lips are just not made for it.  Most likely, they'd get captured and exploited as a curiosity.  They would have few rights other than those relating to cruelty to animals.  They could be caged without entertainment, neutered, or even killed in some cases without penalty.

  • Fuhr
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Big Bird already has.

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