Why shouldn't we do it

Why shouldn't we do it

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This sort of question has always seemed kind of dumb to me. Why bother trying to raise the intelligence of something that's not exactly that smart when you could raise the intelligence of something that's already pretty high up there like say, other apes, cetaceans, elephants, or corvids?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      because it's funny

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        just seems like a waste of time, effort, and manpower to me.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          No, you. Dog funny

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I doubt this would work but yes it should be tried

    heavy, heavy doubt though. There are several breeds bred for intelligence, at least ability to learn tricks, which is our only decent way of measuring that, and I don't see any of them being any smarter than wolves. They are just more obedient.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >MS Electrical Engineering
    This guy clearly knows a lot about dogs.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not against the general idea.
    My concern is the hardware.
    Animals with human IQ would get interested in many abstract concepts and eager to express themselves.
    But,
    they'd have no mouth to produce various sounds when they understand languages.
    they'd have no sensitive fingers when they want to write or draw valuable ideas.
    Giving intelligence without appropriate bodies can considerably lower their QOL.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dogs will simply invent a new communication method.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dogs are already capable of word recognition, and they don’t seem to mind not communicating through words. I suspect that a dog raised to human intelligence would specialize in body language and possibly calligraphy or something.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’ll allow it under one condition. None mate with members of similar ancestry, and also please don’t give pugs intelligence, they already know they’re suffering but if they knew who made them suffer, I’d never forgive humanity.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The chinese would be 100% on board. They wouldn't do any of the work though, they'd just steal a few litters once it was done and then mass farm them

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    We struggle making a dog that can live longer than wolves, I'm dubious of their ability.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Should be done with parrots not dogs

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      parrots are already there

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >american education

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    well it would prove that low intelligence is absolutely hereditary while high intelligence mostly isn't. That should be fun.

    If it succeeds in spite of that fairly obvious problem, it will next prove that high intelligence is a handicap to fecundity and longevity. Which should also be fun.

    but we already know these things from humans. Only the very uninformed think we need to prove it again with some other species. It's usually the fairly stupid that think stupidity isn't a survival trait and that high intelligence is an improvement over a condition of relative happiness through ignorance and delusion.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I am very smart that's why I'm miserable and haven't been able to reproduce

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Choosing not to is not the same as being unable to

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Highly intelligent people consistently score higher on appearance and attractiveness than you.

        they choose not to reproduce as often or as soon as dumb people. This is partly because dumb people don't generally have a choice. Even if they know about birth control they're not going to think to use it. Or they have a culture that discourages it.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yeaaaaah mate

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >100 generations of inbreeding

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    creating an animal that could be criminally liable but would have a most a tenuous grasp on language would be cruel in the world we live in.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It wouldn't be criminally liable tho.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Intelligent dogs would no longer be suitable as pets because now when you're walking around pantsless at home and your dog sees you you can know with 100% certainty that it's silently judging you.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The dog himself is naked tho.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    of all things, why the fuck dogs
    they are haram

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Speaking as a Muslim, learn about your religion more, brother.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Learn indeed

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    We totally should.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It seems cruel to do that do an animal that we couldn't even properly communicate with
    At least do it to animals like apes or monkeys who actually could speak if they had the brainpower

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Apes in general are cruel and dangerous. I'd prefer a smart obedient doggo that can do jobs for me.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        smart and obedient are mutually antagonistic traits

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Get off the computer balto

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because we would be creating existential suffering which should be avoided

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      suffering is inherent as long as ignorance is present

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you mean we should do artificial selection for humans to make them smarter

    well, let me think --YES OF FUCKING COURSE

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