A Re-evaluation of AI i.e. Animal Intelligence

Chapter 1, verse 52 of Liber Al vel Legis says:

“If this be not aright; if ye confound the space-marks, saying: They are one; or saying, They are many; if the ritual be not ever unto me: then expect the direful judgments of Ra Hoor Khuit!”

In The Law Is For All, Crowley writes “it is not true to say either that we are separate Stars, or One Star. Each Star is individual, yet each is bound to the others by Law. ” Many would consider this only includes homo sapiens (and that likely would have included The Great Beast himself). The New York Times Book Review recently reviewed Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are? which points out the narrow-mindedness, lack of empathy and imagination in most of the testing humans invent to gauge the cognitive ability of other living beings.  In part the review points out:

“Ackerman writes about birds’ genius for wayfinding; their memories; the ­neuro-scientific overlap of bird song and human language; avian architecture (a bird called the long-tailed tit builds a nest out of “roughly 6,000 pieces”); their canny, sophisticated social intelligence, their social learning and the evidence of their empathy. She goes to New Caledonia, an island between Australia and Fiji, where “free from the burden of vigilance” — against predators — a race of crows can futz and experiment with the materials around them until they’ve fashioned all kinds of hooklike, food-procuring tools. They’re like Silicon Valley start-up ­founders, aimlessly tinkering and disrupting on a cushion of privilege.”

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