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Puffers showing compassion?

Postby kv2wr1 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:26 pm

Not sure if this is the right place for this, but I found this on reefbuilders and thought I would share.

http://reefbuilders.com/2012/08/14/porcupine-puffer-dying/

Here's the link to the facebook video. It is in Japanese.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4068051213076

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Re: Puffers showing compassion?

Postby Corvus » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:58 pm

Over-interpretation
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Re: Puffers showing compassion?

Postby RTR » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:17 pm

The pathetic fallacy?
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Re: Puffers showing compassion?

Postby Corvus » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:34 pm

Yep.
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Re: Puffers showing compassion?

Postby RVS » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:16 pm

Animals do understand their environment, they know exactly what happens but they see it with their very particular & incomprehensible way, not in the way of we perceive...
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Re: Puffers showing compassion?

Postby sgtmyers88 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:03 pm

I think it is possible that animals do. Even puffers. This reminds me of a video I remember seeing a while back of a dog rescuing another dog after it was hit by a car. It would watch for traffic as it dragged the injured dog off the road.
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Re: Puffers showing compassion?

Postby RTR » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:41 am

Humans observe the actions of other humans and quite frequently grossly misinterpret those actions, based on their own feeling and desires. How infinitely more difficult it is to interpret the actions of other animal species in any meaningful way.
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