At 09:13 AM 2/2/99 EST, Eibhlin Fionn wrote:
>I really wish you had and that I was doing more than mindless channel-surfing
>and had noted the name of the program. They did a segment too on elephant
>intelligence as manifested by their mourning of their dead. Makes the short
>hairs on the back of the human neck rise to see them carressing the bones of
>their departed strewn in the wilds. Animals have an innate nobility that
>humans often sorely lack.
Actually the idea of "nobility" is purely human. You can't apply it to
animals without anthropomorphizing them.