Animal friendships show love is deeper than species

Many people think that humans differ from animals because animals cannot love or feel empathy. They think these emotions are restricted to those in human bodies.

The video below illustrates that animals indeed can display love and friendships with one another. We even find in many circumstances, that animals from one species can exchange love and friendship with an animal of another species. Check out this video that surveys a few relationships between animals of different species. There are many others out there - this is just a few that we know about:

This is but one of many illustrations that within the bodies of animals are living beings that have - just as we have - feelings and emotions and the need to love and be loved.

Yes, there is a reduced capacity of animals to express their need for love. Yes, the bodies and the brains they are occupying have less ability to communicate as we can. But their need for love and their ability to show love for others is still inherent.

This is because within the bodies of these animals is a spirit-person who is made of another composition. The basic need of the spirit-person is to exchange loving relationships. This is why humans will seek love throughout our lifetimes. This is coming from the soul within. Animals also have souls. This video confirms it.

Elephant Emotions and Intelligence

Here we find wild elephants investigating dead carcasses in the wild. How do they connect piles of bones with their relatives? Intelligence.

Those who profess that humans are the only species to have intellectual abilities are short-sighted. The reality is that animals also maintain emotion and intellect, even though their capacity to express these may be limited.

This is because, like human bodies, animal bodies are vehicles of an inner person - the individual spirit-person within.

Why do we consider humans of different races equal? And why do we consider one who is handicapped by an injury or disease to be equal with a non-handicapped person?

Because we recognize that within the body of the handicapped person or within the body of a different race is an equal person.

Who is that person within? It is the soul. The non-physical personality that operates the body.

This soul - the individual spirit-person - also inhabits the bodies of animals, plants, sealife and even plants and bacteria. And despite their handicap of having a smaller brain capacity and less language skill, the person within the body of an animal is equal to the person within the body of a human.

Emotion and intelligence are traits of a feeling, living person within - who is seeking love and approval - just as we do. This illustrates the basic equality between the living spirit within each of us and those dwelling within the bodies of animals.
The spirit-person within the human body is more evolved and maintains the intelligence to pursue spiritual matters. This is the purpose of having a human body - to pursue spiritual life.

Animals learning to play music - animals have souls

Many who would have us believe that animals and humans are different with respect to the existence of the soul - claiming that animals do not have souls - like to argue that animals do not possess higher intellectual abilities such as the appreciation of music.

This is incorrect. In the above video, we see clear evidence that animals do have this capacity. This cat is wanting to make music with the piano and plays her own tune. Nora tries to hit the right keys and near the end, plays a unique song.

What this video also evidences is that the living person within an animal body has the ability to evolve intellectually. We see that the person within the cat's body is listening to and appreciating music. The cat is also learning to press the right keys in order to make music too. This indicates the ability of that person within the cat's body can not only learn, but evolve.

Notice also how the cat is emulating how the piano is played, along with the tempo of the music. Nora is evolving as she is becoming more and more like a human - through close contact with humans.

It is one thing for an animal to learn new tricks in order to get fed. This, some will argue, is simply a survival instinct. But this argument is thrown out the window by evidence like this, where the cat is obviously responding and improving her skills. There is a higher intellectual experience going on here - this is not simple survival.

Besides, even learning for the purpose of survival indicates the existence of a living person within the body of an animal or any other organism for that matter. Where does the need and desire to survive come from? And why does nearly every living being down to the ant and bacteria have this desire to survive?

If living organisms are simply chemicals - chaotic cells packed with DNA - there would be no reason to avoid dying. Dying would mean merging the chemicals back to other chemicals. If organisms were simply chemicals merging back to other chemicals, death would not be a problem, and no organism would bother to avoid death - and try to survive.

Rather, animals - and all living organisms - avoid death because the living, spirit-person within is eternal. Therefore, death is foreign to the eternal living person.

But once we - and other organisms - identify ourselves with our physical body, aging and death are things to be avoided at all costs.

Animals looking into mirrors indicates awareness of self

Take a look at the above video compilation of animals' reactions when the see their bodies reflected by a mirror.

The first reaction among most is thinking the mirror reflection is another animal. They try to play with the other animal.

After becoming frustrated at this, they begin to realize that they are the animal in the mirror. They see how their activities are reflected. Either the other animal is imitating them or it is a mirror that is reflecting themselves.

The lesson from this is that animals - even lizards - have a sense of self. They recognize they are alive and they recognize life when they see it.

This recognition is shared by all living beings, including humans. We all feel a sense of self and we recognize we are alive. This sense of self comes from within. It comes from the reality that we are each living beings within these temporary physical bodies.

This is the very basis for the urge to survive, and the very basis for evolution - the urge of each individual self to survive. Without this sense, there would be no evolution, because there would be no urge to survive. There must be an awareness of self in order to desire survival.

Therefore, evolution is not simply about the evolution of physical bodies. It is about the evolution of each self within the physical body.

Woman Raised by Monkeys Backed by Evidence

This recent documentary ("Woman Raised by Monkeys") evidences a woman's claim that for five years she was raised in the jungles of Columbia by monkeys.

Is the claim true? Was Marina Chapman raised by monkeys for five years over a half-century ago in the jungles of Columbia?

The documentary focuses on whether there is evidence. The premise for the doubt is that her claim was that she was in the jungle for five years, between the ages of 5 and 10 years old - and child psychologists believe that the claim may be a masking of early childhood trauma. The psychologists interviewed in the documentary stated that the ability to replace memories with artificial ones is strong when there are traumas this young in a person's life.

The documentary then takes the viewer through the process of her family providing evidence for her claim. Her claim was actually a family secret for some five decades, until it was revealed in 2013, followed by a media storm.

The new evidence comes in the form of a study conducted by a forensic anthropologist, who found that Marina's bones showed evidence of malnutrition during her early childhood years - approximately during the period when she claimed to be in the jungle. This was illustrated by hairline cracks in her bones - which has been found in numerous other cases of early malnutrition.

Another finding that confirmed her claim was going into the jungle with one of South America's leading monkey experts. As they traveled through the jungle, she discussed her experience with the monkeys. She discussed how they cared for her and they helped her find food. She also revealed a use of tools - stones to crush nuts - that is not readily known to those outside the animal science area.

The monkey expert came away from the experience stating that while he was convinced that she did not have the experience before he met her, after spending time with her, he is now of the opinion that it is very likely she did have the experience.

He stated that her knowing some of the monkeys' - a particular species - traits, characteristics and activities would not have been available to her from reading books or watching television. It was information that could only have become known through intimate encounters with the monkeys.

What is the implication of this?

This is not the first time a child has been "raised" by wild animals. Other reports of children being cared for by wolves and other wild critters have been published in the past.

But what is significant here is that while we humans like to think that only humans are conscious and have "souls," the very fact that animals have enough consciousness and "soul" to care for a human during their childhood years is evidence that animals indeed have within them, the same characteristics that humans have:

Namely, a living being - a conscious soul.

No, there is no difference between an "animal soul" and a "human soul." Study after study has found that animals make moral and ethical decisions.

Just ask any pet owner: They will tell you that their pet is a beloved member of the family. They see the pet having social needs to love and be loved just as they do.

One of the facts that came out of the "Woman raised by Monkeys" documentary is that these monkeys actually cared for her. They showed compassion for her. They also stroked and hugged her.

Many will say that animals only show love when they know there is a reward for food. But these monkeys illustrated what pet owners know: That animals have the ability to love and care for others when there is no reward.

There was no reward for the monkeys in the forest sharing their food with the girl. There was no reward for them untangling her hair. These are acts of kindness that reflect the fact that animals certainly contain the same element - the soul or consciousness - that humans contain.

And the fact is, these physical bodies we occupy are merely temporary.

New Study Finds Wild Orangutans Make and Announce Travel Plans

A new study has determined that wild orangutans will announce their future travel plans to their mates and others in their community.

The research, funded by the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Leakey Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research and the Swiss National Science Foundation, followed 15 wild male orangutans. The study was published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE.

As the orangutans were feeding and resting they were observed making over 200 long calls. They did this prior to and during their movements in different directions. The researchers matched these different long calls with the orangutans' travels, and it was determined that the wild orangutans were announcing to others where they were going prior to their travels.

Other long calls announced changes in direction. The fact that wild orangutans plan and think out their future travels was previously unfathomable to biologists who assumed that wild orangutans - and other animals - are simply instinctively alive and do not share with humans an understanding of the future.

Yet this research shows that wild animals - like humans - do contemplate the future. They do share with us the common trait of contemplating their goals and objectives that involve events of the future.

This reality is also quickly observed with pets who will immediately project their desires into the future as they respond to commands that contemplate positive treatment in the future.

Researchers are surprised with this observation. The modern biological theory is based upon an insufficient and faulty theory of evolution that assumes animals are simply genetically programmed for survival - as if they are biological robots or something.

The error of this theory becomes evident by simple observation - as occurred in this study. These studies reveal that within the body of an animal dwells the same essence that lives within a human body - a living being.

We can determine this quickly by looking into the eyes of an animal - pet or otherwise. Who is looking back at us? Is it a machine? A genetic robot? Who is responding to us with fear, needs and/or desires?

We can simply ask any pet owner - most of whom will insist that their pet is a living being. Many pet owners share their lives with their pets and some consider their pets to be their best friends. Could these pet owners be best friends with genetic robots?

This finding not only reveals that animals are alive like us, but that their eventual evolution is drawn upon their contemplation of the future. The living beings within have goals and want to improve their condition.

This, of course, produces the impetus for the evolution of the conscious living being.

New study finds evolution is programmed and predictable

A new study from the University of California, Davis has determined that evolution is not an unpredictable, random process after all.

The researchers, led by Dr. Luke Maher, studied the evolution of lizards on different Caribbean islands, which have been separated by reefs and open waters for millions of years.

The researchers investigated the different species of lizards, which appear to have evolved from a single species. The researchers found that even on different islands, the lizards had evolved similarly, and practically the same identical species with similar body characteristics had evolved independently of each other on the different islands.

The four islands studied were Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola (which includes Haiti and the Dominican Republic) and Puerto Rico. According to the report, Dr. Mahler indicates that these four islands offer a unique opportunity to study evolution in similar, yet completely independent environments.

One of the lizard families the researchers studied was the anole lizards, which have several species. As it turns out, the lizard populations on each island have evolved similarly, and all the islands therefore have a type of anole lizard which are considered "twig specialists" according to Dr. Mahler.

These "twig specialists" creep along twigs at night and blend into the twigs in a manner that allows them to be practically undetected among other wildlife.

The study has proven what is now termed "convergent evolution" - which is a similar evolutionary pattern appearing among diverse populations that were unconnected.

This of course illustrates that evolution is not a random thing. It is part of the programming of the natural world.

And as we prove further on, this type of extensive programming of evolution requires a source of that programming - a Programmer.

The absence of random evolution is only one of many indications that the natural world and the universe as a whole is not a random system. It is designed. It is programmed. The fact that natural events are repeatable - for example if we dropped the same ball over and over the same thing would happen - indicates that this is not a random universe as many modern scientists are proposing.

This of course reveals the existence of a Supreme Being, who designed and is ultimately governing the process of evolution.

This also indicates the existence of purpose in life. A purpose for our existence. And a purpose for the process of evolution.

Animal friendships show love is deeper than species

Many people think that humans differ from animals because animals cannot love or feel empathy. They think these emotions are restricted to t...