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What do you think the difference/s between humans and other animals is/are?

Jiorgia 2012/03/04 17:25:52
if indeed you do think there is a difference.
please state you reason behind the belief too, the reason is why im asking, not the opinion.
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  • Magdy mohamed 2012/03/08 21:12:09
    Magdy mohamed
    god is a man made... keep up...
  • Bocephus 2012/03/07 20:54:35
  • Jiorgia Bocephus 2012/03/08 01:30:10
    Jiorgia
    +1
    humans have 46 chromosomes because two have melded together. but thank you for you input, it was very interesting.
  • Ameera 2012/03/05 05:44:06
    Ameera
    humans are more complex in so many ways
  • Stonecipher 2012/03/05 00:05:02
    Stonecipher
    +1
    I'm the same! HA!
  • Rogue_Loner 2012/03/04 23:43:55
  • Jiorgia Rogue_L... 2012/03/05 12:24:48
    Jiorgia
    +1
    ah but they do.
  • Rogue_L... Jiorgia 2012/03/05 13:34:39
  • Angi 2012/03/04 22:53:02
    Angi
    +1
    They understand their environment and we drive cars.
  • Piper 2012/03/04 22:47:31 (edited)
    Piper
    +1
    I suspect we share more similarities with our fellow mammals, than differences. I think humans are more capable of complex thought (usually), and have a keener self-awareness. I believe that, because even though animals do use tools, they seldom go beyond a certain use for them, unlike humans and our inventions. I haven't seen or read evidence that our fellow animals contemplate the meaning of existence. But hey, we're still learning about them......
  • Reality-Check 2012/03/04 21:19:42
    Reality-Check
    humans have the ability to exchange ideas and ideals and have opposable thumbs...
  • Fran-Halen 2012/03/04 19:32:24
    Fran-Halen
    +3
    The more we learn about animal thought processes, the definition of intelligence changes. wtf
  • Reality... Fran-Halen 2012/03/04 21:20:07
    Reality-Check
    +1
    do you mean 'intellect'?
  • Fran-Halen Reality... 2012/03/04 21:23:58
    Fran-Halen
    +1
    Perhaps. Intellect refers to human thought processes. Intelligence, while including humans, would be used to describe an ape that uses and understands sign language. Not the monkey I have posted....he's just a rebel.
  • Reality... Fran-Halen 2012/03/04 21:27:19
    Reality-Check
    +2
    really? are you absolutely certain of that?

    just for fun here's another monkey...



  • Fran-Halen Reality... 2012/03/04 21:31:44
    Fran-Halen
    +1
    I'm not sure now. But a drunk human can do the same thing, and that is surely not intelligent.
  • Reality... Fran-Halen 2012/03/04 21:35:27 (edited)
    Reality-Check
    +2
    eh?

    oh the video... ""just for fun, here's another monkey"" didn't read that part before commenting then?
  • Fran-Halen Reality... 2012/03/04 21:37:50
    Fran-Halen
    +1
    Define intellect as you understand it please.
  • Reality... Fran-Halen 2012/03/04 21:40:14 (edited)
    Reality-Check
    +1
    Intellect: the mind in reference to its rational powers; the thinking principle.

    Intelligence: endowed with the faculty of reason capable of performing some of the functions of a computer.

    Whereas intelligence is defined as intellectual skill or knowledge...

    and?
  • Fran-Halen Reality... 2012/03/04 21:46:13
    Fran-Halen
    +1
    I agree with that. So, I amend my statement. Humans can label animal tool usage as a sign of intelligence. However, there is no way to subjectively asceratin if an animal is using intellectual thought processes in their tool usage.
  • Reality... Fran-Halen 2012/03/04 21:48:54 (edited)
    Reality-Check
    +2
    Really, are you absolutely certain of that?

    animals tend not to plan, they just do...

    Would you like to amend your statement before I post?

    We both know there are a lot of fukwits on SH, occasionally you meet pure intellect..

    Never underestimate those you interact with...
  • Fran-Halen Reality... 2012/03/04 21:51:48 (edited)
    Fran-Halen
    +1
    I've seen some crows up here do some things that I would say take thought. But, I'm no scientist. I'm interested in what you have to say.
  • Reality... Fran-Halen 2012/03/04 21:56:37 (edited)
    Reality-Check
    +3
    if you give a Crow a live match, it will strike it and burn off parasites from its body...

    Interesting birds... very clever..
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/r...
    http://news.nationalgeographi...
  • Fran-Halen Reality... 2012/03/04 22:04:45
    Fran-Halen
    +1
    Yes they are. Very very much so.
  • Fran-Halen Reality... 2012/03/04 22:08:39
    Fran-Halen
    +1
    For the record. I have observed and noted many things. I would never underestimate such a person.
  • ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠ 2012/03/04 19:08:18
    ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠
    +2
    Oh yes, definately. Humans have figured out how to do stupid things faster and die slower.
  • sydneewashere☮ 2012/03/04 18:51:29 (edited)
    sydneewashere☮
    Besides the obvious (physical appearance), self-awareness and intelligence.

    We're all animals, so I believe we're all essentially the same. There's no reason not to believe that. But, scientifically, only a few animals have self-awareness (knowing it's them in a mirror, basically), including most primates, elephants and a few others and only a few other animals show close to our intelligence.
  • Flor de Luna 2012/03/04 18:16:53
    Flor de Luna
    Humans have intellect.Animals have instinct.
  • Reality... Flor de... 2012/03/04 21:20:35 (edited)
    Reality-Check
    humans also have 'instinct'

    controlled by out first brain [reptillian]
  • Vision of Verve 2012/03/04 18:14:34
  • sydneew... Vision ... 2012/03/04 18:59:29
    sydneewashere☮
    +1
    Animals have their own language. Perhaps we are the ones with the language barrier? I mean, on both sides our vocal cords can't just switch. Animals have been adapting to extreme climate change since the dawn of existence (evolution). And it depends on how you define technology, because just about every species uses tools.

    We are superior, indeed, in the way that we cannot be out-hunted. Just some things to think about.
  • Woody 2012/03/04 18:08:51
  • Bocephus Woody 2012/03/07 20:55:06
  • shahid86 2012/03/04 17:40:06
    shahid86
    We can express feeling, but they can't !
  • Piper shahid86 2012/03/04 20:52:28
    Piper
    Are you quite sure?
    lion love
  • Reality... shahid86 2012/03/04 21:22:02
    Reality-Check
    +1
    really?

    are you absolutey sure about that?
  • bob 2012/03/04 17:37:24
    bob
    Humans were created in the image of God, animals were not
  • Reality... bob 2012/03/04 21:22:53
    Reality-Check
    +1
    LMFAO

    god is a man made... keep up...
  • bob Reality... 2012/03/04 23:11:20
    bob
    +1
    you are correct, many gods are man made,
    but the Creator of the Bible is not,
    so nice try
  • Doug King 2012/03/04 17:37:24
    Doug King
    Compassion and the ability to commit murder.

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