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  • There are many things that "separate man from the animals" [] the fact that we do not have to act impulsively on how we feel.

    How do you know that animals have no impulses that they don't act on?

    • How do you know that animals have no impulses that they don't act on?

      I don't know the answer to this. Nor do you. - especially since there are NO absolutes. Most evidence doesn't seem to support that they don't act on it. There is the idea that if animals are to advance beyond who they are they must demonstrate some sort of loving kindness to others so they would have to have some impulses not to act on.

      So even though you or I do not KNOW the answer to this, you ARE very right about your point.
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      • I do know that animals have impulses they don't act on, because I see it every day in my animals. They think about what they can and can't get away with when I'm around, for example. Two of my dogs don't like it when the youngest dog comes over and sits on them; one of them growls; the other wants to growl, but knows he's not supposed to, so he doesn't.

        I also see animals demonstrate "loving kindness" to others all the time (to me, to other animals, etc.). When one of my dogs is feeling poorly, the othe