Skip to comments.Top 10 Things that Make Humans Special
Posted on 11/11/2009 7:11:15 AM PST by wildbill
Humans are unusual animals by any stretch of the imagination, ones that have changed the face of the world around us. What makes us so special when compared to the rest of the animal kingdom? Some things we take completely for granted might surprise you.
(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...
And one will give you the reason you have back pain.
I didn’t post the one about Humans having sex with Neanderthals because I knew you were just trying to trap me into a conflict with a moderator. :-0.
But I found this on the same site and thought it was cool.
Al Gore and his buddies want to put the cap on us special human critters at 1/2 billion for the whole planet. And they won’t rest until they get there.
11. Really bad website design.
11. We were created and given dominion over other species by a loving God.
This should be number 1.
The most obvious difference between us and apes is our legs being the major limbs, which is an adaptation for swimming and wading. Likewise our voluntary control over breathing which apes lack; that is the ONLY reason that chimps and gorillas cannot be taught to speak English, they communicate using deaf signs perfectly well.
I love the comment below that article that suggests humans are no better than any other animal on the planet. I suppose we should define what “better” means for him.
We are at the top of the food chain. We are able to change our habitat to suit our needs and comfort. We are consious of our existence. We are a little smarter than any other animal as a race.
I am not ashamed to state unequivocally, we are better than any other living species.
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.
You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet: all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.
They miss out one of the most important — foreknowledge of our own death.
What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason,
how infinite in faculties, in form and moving,
how express and admirable in action, how like an angel in apprehension, how like a god! -Shakespeare (Hamlet)
Amazing how many commenters to the article do not consider themselves superior to other species.
Wasn’t that written sarcastically, though? :)
The one thing that really makes humans special is that they sit around coming up with lists of things that make them special.
Thanks wildbill.I knew you were just trying to trap me into a conflict with a moderator.D*mm*t, you're onto me.
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