|I think we would consider their personalities to be very
crude. A dog with intelligence would be able to think intelligent
thoughts, but it would have the same emotions
as a stupid dog. It would want to chase after cats, fight with
other dogs over territory, bark at noises, and stuff food down its throat
at a rapid rate.
An intelligent dog could use his intelligence to control himself, but
he could also use his intelligence to figure out how to satisfy his cravings.
Animals have no concept of personal property. Therefore, intelligent
animals would have to struggle to control their cravings to grab whatever
attracted their attention. Animals would differ in their ability to control
themselves, but they would all have trouble, and as a result, they would
all have a resentment to laws and police. Instead of being disgusted by
criminals, they would probably be impressed by the successful criminals,
and they might glorify pirates, gang members, and con artists in their
movies and television shows.
I think that intelligent animals would be so independent, selfish, and
arrogant that they would have trouble holding jobs and following our rules
for behavior. I think they would complain incessantly that they want to
be free; that they want to do as they please. I think they would have very
little interest in society, and I don't think they would care how their
behavior affects other people.
I think intelligent animals would have more trouble than humans in regards
to controlling their attraction to food, sex, alcohol, drugs, gambling,
pornography, cosmetics, and toys. The ability to control your emotional
cravings has nothing to do with your intelligence. There are intelligent
humans who have trouble controlling their emotions, and there are stupid
humans who can easily keep their cravings under control. Your ability to
control yourself depends upon your emotions, not your intelligence.
I think that intelligent animals would be misfits
in a human society. I think a lot of them would end up as prostitutes,
drug dealers, con artists, religious leaders, salesmen, and think tank
members. Many would survive through theft, begging, inheritances, and marrying
people with money.
The primary activity of an animal is fighting
for survival, not cooperating with other animals for the benefit
of all animals. Therefore, instead of competing in business, sports, or
other activities, they would fight in a much more vicious and dishonest
Another reason animals would have trouble competing in a friendly manner
is because they have intense cravings for dominance, and so they would
have difficulty in being an "ordinary" person. They would fight with each
other to be kings and dictators. They would want to feel important, to
win awards, to be famous, and to be worshiped.
I also suspect that intelligent animals would be more attracted to religion,
magic, voodoo, and other silly concepts, and they would disregard the evidence
about Jesus and assume that he looked just like they do. The monkeys would
assume that Jesus looked like a monkey, and the cats would assume Jesus
looked like a cat.
When people raise two dogs together, the dogs become friends, but if
one dog gets more attention, the other dog may become intensely
angry and envious of the
other dog. Sometimes the two dogs cannot even eat their own food; one dog
will try to eat the other dog's food.
The reason dogs behave like this is because animals do not have the
emotions to admire the talents of other animals, and they don't want to
work with other animals for the benefit of all animals. Animals regard
competitors as a threat to their survival,
and they want to kill or chase away all competitors.
If an intelligent lizard was told that she was too ugly to serve as
a model for a painting, I think she would react with anger and envy of
Mona Lisa rather than admiration of Mona Lisa's beauty.
I think intelligent animals would use their intelligence to kill, sabotage
and blackmail their competition. An intelligent lizard would not tolerate
losing a modeling contract to Mona Lisa; rather, the lizard would become
intensely envious and angry, and look for a way to kill or sabotage her.
As a result of this behavior, instead of talented animals and people
rising to the top of society, we would become dominated by the selfish,
vicious, envious animals who were the most successful at eliminating their
I could go on and on about what an intelligent animal might be like,
but I'll end by pointing out that I think intelligent animals would be
able to kill and rape both humans and other animals
without showing much concern for their victims.
Intelligent cats would probably like to keep mice in cages and torture
them day after day. An intelligent chimpanzee would probably enjoy keeping
a toad in a cage so that it can use it year after year as a sex toy. An
intelligent dog might enjoy performing blood rituals with cats.
I think their ability to kill, torture, and rape would be interpreted
by them as a sign that they are less
emotional and more logical than humans.