IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m pretty sure that the common ancestor we shared with gorillas and other apes was a herbivore, meaning that gorillas have always eaten plants as their primary food source (but I could be wrong, so if anyone has more information on that feel free to correct me).
All of the above is a faith based statement. And, although I have absolutely no problem with your placing of your faith in that; it still needs to be acknowledged as such.
Red meat certainly helps with brain development, but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not the determining factor. If it were, lions would be more intelligent than us. But I suspect that our switch from eating mostly plants to eating large amounts of meat is one of the reasons humans were able to become more advanced than the other apes.
Basically, most of the above is speculation as well.
Well I really donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have much more to say on this subject, Ron. You asked me why humans are the most intelligent animals, and I gave you an answer.
Isabella, I do appreciate your response, and I enjoy the point, counter point discussion as well. To me, this is as much an exercise in thought, rationale and logic, as much as it is simply an interactive dialogue.
You did answer, and I appreciate that. But (and I am not implying the negative here, but carrying the statement further), my question was more of; given close to the same amount of time (dependant upon whoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s calculations you use), why are humans (man) the only creatures with the superior skill-set to do the following:
Can design and manufacture and automobile/airplane/submarine?
Write a sonnet/book/music?
Have the capability to wipe out all other life forms on this planet?
Invent a language including all the laws and rules that govern that language?
(there are many other such examples, but I think you get the picture)
In other words, if evolution were true; why are humans the only superior race.Ã¢â‚¬Â
I think the answers were lost in the conversation, because all that was really said was that Giraffes have long necks, cheetahÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s can run fast (etcÃ¢â‚¬Â¦) without getting to the real questions, or providing substantive answers. All that was given was opinion. And opinion is fine, but opinion is not fact.
I couldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve just said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just how we evolvedÃ¢â‚¬Â since that seems to be the type of answer you prefer.
Basically, thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all you did say. And that is pretty much my point encapsulated.
But yes, I suppose you could just say, Ã¢â‚¬Å“They were designed that wayÃ¢â‚¬Â.