Okay- telling me repeatedly to "shut up" only further serves to prove how IMPOTENT you are, as you have no power and no control over me or what I do, think or say.<quoted text>
Animals lack too much of a brain to love. Now shut up!
Now- to further illustrate just how ignorant you are:
"A few years ago if you asked a scientist to discuss animal emotions they might laugh at you," said Robert Defranco, director of the Animal Behavior Center in Queens, N.Y., and author of several research papers on animal emotions.
Defranco says animals definitely have primary emotions like fear. They can also feel anger.
******And now there is growing evidence that they have secondary emotions like love, jealousy and greed.******
The proof may rest in the part of the brain called the amygdala. It's believed that fear and possibly other emotions are linked to neurons in the amygdala.
"It's a larger area in dogs than it is in humans. So we could say that the dogs will experience more emotions. They live very much more in the moment than humans do," Defranco said.
The Dog Whisperer
You don't have to convince Mike Malloy, who works as a dog whisperer at the North Shore Animal League in Long Island, N.Y. He trains dogs by listening to them and reading their emotions.
He agrees dogs have human-like emotions. "Oh yeah, definitely," he said. "I think they miss the way people miss love ones, they hurt the way people hurt, they grieve."
Pet photographer Rachel Hale tries to captures such emotions in her portraits, including a recent sitting with a dog named Henry. "Every single image I take of Henry, he chose a different emotion," she said.
People may believe their pets are feeling emotions like sadness, love and joy, but are we really just projecting those emotions onto our pets?
Brisken has no doubt that her dog feels at least one emotion: "Oh, I know he loves me," she said.
Lauren Glassberg of the ABCNEWS station WABC-TV in New York contributed to this report."
"There is scientific evidence supporting the claim that non-human animals can feel emotions and that human emotions evolved from the same mechanisms.
A distinction is sometimes made between "basic" emotions such as fear and anger, and "complex" human emotions such as jealousy and sympathy. However, this distinction is difficult to maintain, and animals are often said to express even the complex emotions.
In recent years, the scientific community has become increasingly supportive of the idea of emotions in animals. Prior to scientific support, evidence for animal emotion was based on anecdotal evidence provided from individuals who had frequent contact with animals. Recent scientific research has provided insight into similarities of physiological changes between human and non-human animals when experiencing emotion.
Primates and in particular great apes are candidates for highly developed capabilities for empathy and theories of mind. Great apes have highly complex social systems. Young apes and their mothers have very strong bonds of attachment. Often when a baby chimpanzee or gorilla dies, the mother will carry the body around for several days. Jane Goodall has described chimpanzees as exhibiting mournful behavior. See notably the example of the gorilla Koko, who expressed sadness over the death of her pet cat, All Ball.
It would seem that YOUR brain is too small for you to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time.
And what is WRONG with you that you repeatedly tell me to "shut up" because you don't like what I have to say?
That is what an emotionally undeveloped CHILD does- yells "shut up" when they don't like what they're being told because they don't have the ability to understand or accept facts they do not want to hear and do not like.
Now go have a cookie.