Is that love? Grief, perhaps? It's something, to be sure, but what?
Both, dear Nick (again, peace to you!). If you haven't already (but I'm sure you have!)... watch a video regarding large birds of prey and their interaction with their young/mates. While I know doves are a different species it's a bit easier to see the "emotions" of the "kind" (aviary) from that perspective as their lives/interactions are more, shall we say, video-able?
Do you believe that creatures such as ants or termites "think and feel" just as we do?
"Just" as we do, dear Sab (peace to you!)? Not necessarily. Their worlds are different than ours; however, they are colony creatures and MUST be able to... ummmmm, go along with the "program". That would require them to think, to some degree. As for feeling as we do, I don't think so. Their lives are too... ummmm... I can't think of the word, but "here today, gone tomorrow" is what I'm thinking of. But I don't purport to equate ants and termites... or tape worms... with apes. Different "kinds", dear one.
What about tape worms?
Nahhhhh... as to thinking or feeling. Don't get me wrong: there are some creatures that, save enriching the earth through their processes and lives... so that OUR lives can be sustained... I can't, for the life of me, understand why they exist. A tape worm would be one of them.
Again, peace to you, both!
A slave of Christ,
SA, who must leave now - have fun, chickens!