Ever since Charles Darwin concluded that the difference between the perception and the expression of emotions, as Charles put it, was more of a difference of degree and type, science has rediscovered the meaning of the word “emotion” in terms of its meaning for man and animals. (Charles Robert Darwin, an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution)
Nagel argues that humans cannot understand animals “subjective experiences in the same way that we would if we did not fly or use sonar, because we are simply too different (for example, with a bat). We are less burdened by the complexity, such as reflection and rumination, that characterizes human consciousness. Some might even argue that other living beings perceive feelings better than humans because they have a primary form of consciousness: they are aware of their surroundings, their environment, and their body language. But we have to be careful to make us aware that individual animals have lives, and they have personalities. (Nagel, an American Philosopher)
Nagel believed that we can understand how animals experience the world, that they can begin to give meaning to their inner lives, and that we understand them better than we might like to imagine. Once we realize that other beings have lives and personalities, feelings and emotions, we will be forced to question how we deal with them and perhaps change our behavior. There is no doubt that animals communicate with each other, but not in the same way as humans or even in a similar way.
Human language is creative and consists of a number of unique characteristics that give us the ability to engage abstractly and analytically, but it is also creative.
We can therefore say that animals do not have the true language of humans, because humans use language only to communicate simple needs. Comparing animals to humans, or even to a species, is not a very useful way to study intelligence. For example, the fact that an animal cannot speak or read does not automatically mean that it cannot think.
Animals are cleverer than we allow them to be, but we often see them as nothing like our own.
When a bat navigates its environment by echolocation, it needs brain power to navigate, but when an octopus changes its color and shape to match its environment, it does not need brain power to change.
When you observe mammals or even birds, you see how they react to the world around them, and it’s amazing. The question really is not whether other species have mental experiences like we do, but whether they perceive things in the same way that we can by having a mental experience and behaving with the sensations of what they are experiencing. We seem to believe that animals do not have the same kind of mental experience as we do, or at least not as much of it as humans.
Many animals, such as jellyfish, worms and shells, feel no pain, have no mental capacity and can be treated like plants. On the other side of the mental spectrum, you may find that great apes, dolphins and elephants have some kind of mental theory or expanded consciousness and therefore deserve special treatment compared to other animals. Dogs and cats have evolved to communicate with people Through the eyes.
Although you notice many similarities between humans and other animals, there are also many differences between humans and animals in their behavior.
Some people believe that we are able to solve difficult problems, which means that we describe our own thoughts and feelings. Others perceive our ability to be creative and our feelings of joy and suffering as uniquely human. Science rediscovered this after Charles Darwin concluded that the emotions he felt and expressed were more of a difference in degree than in type.
Rene Descartes later described animals as machines, in comparison only humans have a soul next to a body. Some might even argue that other living beings know our feelings better than humans because they have the primary form of consciousness. They are less burdened by the complexities such as reflection and rumination that characterize human consciousness, and they are capable of more complex thoughts and emotions than we are. (Descartes , a French-born Dutch philosopher, mathematician, and scientist)
Charles Darwin was one of the first scientists to highlight the similarities between humans and animals. He was convinced that there is no difference between human and animal thinking and the thinking of other living beings, “he wrote. What distinguishes humans from animals is in our thinking and to what extent it is important to us.