Aug 5, 2020

Animals And Humans Share DNA, A Nervous System, Intelligence, Creativity And Emotions

Related: Fascinating Synchronicity: The Animistic Or "Mystical" Outlook Of Modern Physics And Evolutionary Science

We know that we share 60% of our DNA with bananas, fruit flies and chickens and 96% with chimpanzees making as all part of the same life drawn from the same template. We could actually call planet Earth a planet where just one life form exists - as far as DNA goes - in various degrees of complexity. Life is alive and shares many of the same characteristics, particularly those characteristics that people say make us human. We all share the same startle response, depending on our sensory ability. We know mammals - including humans - share the same sort of brain connectivity as we would expect from being from the same species. Mammals also share love, empathy and creativity. We also know from years of research, and personal stories from people who work with or live with animals, that they have emotions just like we do. We share the nerve structure and many of the same behaviors with animals such as empathy...

What animals are thinking and feeling, and why it should matter | Carl Safina | TEDxMidAtlantic 

Carl Safina takes us inside the lives and minds of animals around the world, witnessing their profound capacity for perception, thought and emotion, showing why the word "it" is often inappropriate as we discover "who" they really are. And yet, we are wiping out the very animals we should celebrate; we are the flood coming for Noah's Ark. Carl leaves us with a difficult question: Do we have what it takes to let life on earth survive? 


This collection of videos just aims to show that animals feel like humans do. When primitive tribes or cultures call animals cousins or teachers we see that there have been deep connections between our ancestors and the animals around them based on observation and experience. Maybe primitive cultures views of animals as cousins could be an applicable view to modern science?

Animals Rescue Other Animals In Need | The Dodo Top 5 
Animals Rescue Other Animals | Recapping an incredible year - these animals saw animal friends in danger and jumped in to save them. Animals That Rescued Other Animals include: an orangutan saving a little bird, a tortoise saving his friend, a hero dog saving a drowning deer, a baby elephant getting some extra help, and a tiny kitten being rescued by her mom. 


10 Unbelievable Animals That Saved Other Animals 


Smart Animals Compilation 


Suda the Elephant Painting

Watch Koko the Gorilla Use Sign Language in This 1981 Film | National Geographic
Watch Koko the signing gorilla in this clip from a 1981 National Geographic documentary. Koko died in her sleep on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

Super Smart Dolphin Answers Questions | Extraordinary Animals | Earth
The Echo Location Visualization and Interface System (ELVIS) allows Dolphins to make choices and answer questions. Luna the young Dolphin grasped the concept quickest and is eager to choose her own meals and please her trainers.

ABC News: Baboon grooms little lion cub in South Africa's Kruger park A male baboon carrying and grooming a lion cub is an unusual sight, yet it happened over the weekend in South Africa's Kruger National Park 

CNN: A dog concerned for her puppies led shelter volunteers to a home where animals were being neglected 

Massive Bear Spots A Cat In Her Enclosure And Makes A Move That Defies The Laws Of Nature 
(makes friends)

BBC Earth: Einstein vs Griffin | The World's Smartest Parrots | Extraordinary Animals | Earth
Meet Griffin, the star of the avian learning experiment. Dr Irene Pepperberg, uses a simple language to test Griffin's powers of comprehension. But a rival parrot, Einstein, is in town to prove his worth.

Mother duck watches as ducklings rescued from storm drain

A nervous mama duck paces back and forth as firefighters pull her stranded ducklings from a storm drain.

A selection of videos collected from twitter:


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