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Intelligent Animal Antics | Creation Moments Minute

Intelligent Animal Antics

How intelligent are animals? Can they be taught to understand simple sentences? We’ll answer these questions on today’s Creation Moments Minute.

While debate continues about whether chimps can actually learn to communicate with language, there is little question that they understand simple sentences. However, this doesn’t prove any relationship between man and apes. Research also shows that dolphins and sea lions can learn language.

Dolphins also have a few other tricks up their, um, fins. They try to hide from tuna boats by not jumping when a tuna boat is near. If this doesn’t work, dolphins will swim on the right side of the boat because the cranes and nets are usually on the left side.

As one scientist put it, animals are as smart as they need to be, no more and no less. When God made the animals, He was generous with something He has an unlimited amount of – intelligence.

For Creation Moments Minute dot com, I’m Darren Marlar.

Ref: Shannon Brownlee. 1985. “A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery.” Discover, Oct., pp. 85-93.