You might want to think again about tools – apes USE tools, and so do raven-birds …Apes have been seen to use a straw to get out ants from a hole in a twig or in a zoo use a brush and colours to paint to receive treats (as have elephants, btw) .
Crows have thrown nuts on the street to get cars smashing the nut shells, so that they could afterwards eat the nutmeat! That is pretty sophisticated.
You’re getting him on a small technicality only. Have you ever seen an animal, other than a human, use a chainsaw? Or drive a car? Okay, so animals use simple tools, but it’s man that has accomplished the major advances in tool making, satellites, computers, radios, lasers for invasive surgeries,
2016 Cadillac Escalade. I don’t know. I don’t think you got him on anything, really. I might recommend changing the mallet to a iPod or a smartphone, though, or some other high tech gadget.
While Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution has been repeatedly proven and has been declared scientific law, we still are missing a piece to that elusive puzzle, that is “the missing link.” There is evidence which supports there were actually two distinct lines of apes that co-existed together while the Neandrathals existed, one of the ape like species were the Neandrathals, but there was another distinctly different type of ape species that resemble the Neanderthals who were, I believe, smaller in stature. The theory is these two lines could have mated and given rise to modern day human, but no evidence of this “missing link” has been found yet. Where Neanderthals and humans branched off, still remains a mystery. But even still, the Neanderthals lacked a sophisticated language and higher reasoning skills which modern day man possess and has given rise to the almighty powerful MICROWAVE!!! 🙂
I always say “A dog can’t make a sandwich.”
A dog would gobble up the meat and cheese as soon as the fixings were put out. Thus the sandwich could never be constructed.
It would then sniff the bread in disappointment, lick the floor for anything else dropped, then walk away.