David Brin on animal intelligence

Thu, 23 Aug 2012 02:18:17 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Are animals intelligent ... enough?
<http://davidbrin.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/are-animals-intelligent-enough.html>

'I have some history in this area, having visited many researchers to
learn about animal communications, in preparation for my "uplift" series
of novels. These portray a future in which humanity meddles with the
intellectual capacities of higher animals.  Prior authors explored this
territory -- HG Wells, Pierre Boule, Cordwainer Smith - so I avoided
their standard scenario that, in arrogating the promethean powers of
God, humans would reflexively opt to be cruel or to enslave the new
minds.  Instead, my readers explore what problems neo-dolphins or
neo-chimps might have, even were the endeavor done with skill, kindness
and best intentions.'

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