Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? Quotes.

1. "the kingmaker. He regained both prestige and fresh mating opportunities."
- Frans de Waal, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

2. "One cannot master set research tasks if one makes a single part the focus of interest. One must, rather, continuously dart from one part to another—in a way that appears extremely flighty and unscientific to some thinkers who place value on strictly logical sequences—and one’s knowledge of each of the parts must advance at the same pace.15 The"
- Frans de Waal, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

3. "large-scale breeding experiments."
- Frans de Waal, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

5. "They would herd the large whale into shallow waters close to a whaling vessel, allowing the whalers to harpoon the harassed leviathan. Once the whale was killed, the orcas would be given one day to consume their preferred delicacy—its tongue and lips—after which the whalers would collect their prize. Here too humans gave names to their preferred orca partners and recognized the tit-for-tat that is the foundation of all cooperation, human as well as animal.45"
- Frans de Waal, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

6. "We develop a plan and put a hierarchy in place to manage its execution, which allows us to lay a railroad track across the country or build a huge cathedral that takes generations to complete."
- Frans de Waal, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

7. "This was a natural step, because whereas behaviorists were mostly psychologists, ethologists were mostly zoologists. They discovered that behavior is not nearly as fluid and hard to define as it might seem. It has a structure, which can be quite stereotypical, such"
- Frans de Waal, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

8. "Charles Darwin’s well-known observation that the mental difference between humans and other animals is one of degree rather than kind."
- Frans de Waal, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

9. "Recognition of this parallel between anatomy and behavior was a great leap forward, which is nowadays taken for granted."
- Frans de Waal, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

10. "Are we open-minded enough to assume that other species have a mental life? Are we creative enough to investigate it? Can we tease apart the roles of attention, motivation, and cognition? Those three are involved in everything animals do; hence poor performance can be explained by any one of them."
- Frans de Waal, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

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