It may not have been love as we know it, but around 385 million years ago, our very distant ancestors—armoured fish called placoderms—developed the art of intercourse.
GR: Hmm, so sex came long after sentience. After 385 million years we still haven’t advanced to sapience. Is that sad, or what?
Exeter, UK (SPX) Oct 03, 2014 –
Some sharks are ‘gregarious’ and have strong social connections, whilst others are more solitary and prefer to remain inconspicuous, according to a new study which is the first to show that the notorious predators have personality traits.
GR: Further confirmation that fish, like other sentient beings, share some of our psychological traits.
Fish are Sentient
Puffer Fish CC BY-SA 3.0 Brocken Inaglory
Fish deserve better treatment based on data on their emotional lives
GR: Evidence shows that living creatures have varying degrees of sentience and intelligence. They play, they fear, they learn, and they try to survive. All are responding to their surroundings by adjusting their form and behavior over successive generations. As they evolve, they change their environments and create the Earth biosphere on which we depend. Given time, it seems likely that other species will develop intelligence that matches or exceeds our own. Thus, for practical and ethical reasons, we should protect the creatures that furnish our home and share our existence.