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Old 04-06-2017, 11:24 AM
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Smile Talking to your dog is a sign of intelligence

I'm a freaking genius

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Anthropomorphising – giving humanlike tendencies to inanimate objects and animals – is “a natural byproduct of the tendency that makes humans uniquely smart on this planet,” Nicholas Epley, behavioural science professor at the University of Chicago, told Quartz.

Hear that? We're uniquely smart.

No other species has this ability, Epley says, and we do it way more often than we even realise.

You might shout at your car for being difficult or call the weather angry – in fact, the weather’s a great example, since we give storms human names.

But it's a sign of our intelligence.

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Of course I talk to my dog. Quite often actually. She understands English better then 99% of the people in this country and she is smarter too.
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Talking to your dogs may not be a sign of intelligence so much as a sign of desperation.

At least they understand "Come, sit and stay" and they certainly understand "No". My wife of 40 years has never grasped the concept of "No".
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