Who's Judging?

Do Animals Think and Feel Like Humans?

March 18, 2023 Connor Season 2 Episode 13
Who's Judging?
Do Animals Think and Feel Like Humans?
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Show Notes

Join me on this episode of our podcast as we explore the fascinating question of whether fish, pigs, cows, and chickens think and feel like humans. We'll examine the latest scientific research on the cognitive and emotional lives of these often-overlooked animals.

First, we'll dive into the world of fish and explore their intelligence and emotional capacities. Did you know that fish can remember faces and even learn from each other? We'll also look at the surprising similarities between fish and humans when it comes to pain perception and social behavior.

Next, we'll turn our attention to pigs, who are often considered one of the smartest domesticated animals. We'll explore their problem-solving skills, their complex social structures, and their capacity for empathy.

Moving on to cows, we'll examine their cognitive abilities, including their exceptional memory and ability to form close bonds with other cows. We'll also look at the emotional lives of cows, including their experience of grief and their capacity for joy and play.

Finally, we'll explore the intelligence and emotional lives of chickens. Despite being widely considered as unintelligent, chickens are actually quite intelligent and possess remarkable problem-solving skills. We'll also look at their social behavior and the surprising depth of their emotional lives.

Through all of this, we'll ask the key question: do these animals think and feel like humans? Join me as we explore the complex and fascinating world of animal consciousness, and gain a new appreciation for the remarkable intelligence and emotional capacities of fish, pigs, cows, and chickens.

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