The species intelligence test
Posted by Dave Bath on 2009-11-08
I propose a test for whether a species deserves civil rights:
Have members of the species found farts or fart jokes amusing, or have been observed playing fart/poop practical jokes on their fellows for no other good reason than amusement?
Who cares if an animal finds farts funny in a natural environment or after exposure to humans?
And yes… I’m being serious… I think it could actually be a pretty good test.
Apart from the emotional intelligence… all you need is a bum.
And what an essay topic for psych, ethics, and law students! The pros and cons involved are quite subtle.
¿crepo ergo sum?
- "The Psycho-Social Bases of Scatological Humor: The Unmasking of the Self" (Montana State Uni Lecture Notes)
- "Funnier than a fart joke" (2009-01-10).