In fact, why do we assume we are intelligent.. AT ALL? Relativity is a troubling thing for me imho. We are intelligent as a species in relation to other species. Species that make us look smart when we're next to them; animals, insects etc. But some people seem to think, regardless of these creatures, we tip the scales of intellect, that we're somewhat at the higher end of the spectrum. Even to the point where we've taken up the authority to dictate what can and cannot exist (wow). Hmm. So, are we intelligent relatively or absolutely?