Originally posted by reverendsterlin
If I was a snake I would hate to think I shared any human traits lol.
If you were a snake, you WOULDN'T think, would you?
I think we all anthropomorphize. To think of it as morally wrong is taking things a step too far. I'm not trying to flame, it's just that I don't think there's anything degrading about looking at a snake in human terms. It's impossible for us to understand snakes as they are...we're not snakes. We don't know what goes on inside their heads. The best we can do is give them the proper care they need.
It seems possible that another source of anthropomorphism could just be that we can't comprehend them on a deeper level on any terms other than our own.