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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by B_lillothomas9, Nov 3, 2007.
When most people finally accept the fact that humans are animals?
Never. It is too hard face the reality.
It is much better to think that we are so special. But when a person take so strongly the distance from a trait he don't like it, often this is because he unconsciously recognize it as a despised feature of his own.
This is why dog are cats nice and good looking whereas chimpanzee or baboons are not. Chimpanzee are pretty ugly, neurotic, dirty and smelly, and they always think to have sex... this means too much similar to human and with the same defects to like them :biggrin1::wink:
Yes. We are only animals. No better and sometimes worse than animals.
I was thinking - would it be okay if I started killing people just cos I wanted their hair to make wigs?
Same way people kill elephants for the ivory.
And if I put humans in an enclosure then drug them and shoot them - is that okay? (Canned Lion hunting works that way).
Yes, I watched Cook's Greatest Hits!
I'm not a psychopath btw, they were only hypothetical scenarios :smile:
:biggrin1::biggrin1::biggrin1::biggrin1::biggrin1: Yea primates are similar to humans in many ways
I thought we were vegetables or minerals.:wink:
One of the only things that separate us from other animals is the way we try to fight against our instincts.
WELL TRUE BUT IN THE END OUR INSTINTS OVERSHADOW MOST PEOPLE
Slowly I back away from following up on the last post of whether or not humans were vegetables or minerals.
We are also more water than animal. 60% water, 40% other.
War in Iraq
War in irak is a example that humans are animals . animals fight each others to have control of territories, resources etc. they have social positions according to their level of dominance
yea humans are animals primates to being more specific
Do people say we're animals to justify us behaving badly? Yes, we're animals but we're a special case, we're creative and destructive simply for the sake of being so, we're capable of acts of enormous evil and of enormous altruism, we communicate verbally in a fashion that's so far above the way other animals communicate that there's no real comparison, we love our fellow man in a way no animal loves it's fellows, and we hate in a way no other animal hates. To say we're simply animals is really stretching the term.
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what she said.
I agee with you but there is a problem.
I think no one animal is "nothing else that" what the other animals are. Every species has extraordinary features that distinguish it from others, not only humans.
But... what are we thinking when we talk about "animals"? To a chimpanzees or an amoeba? This is a question that a well-know european professor was accustomed to ask when someone spoke in a disjunctive way of humans AND other animals.
The question is simple so that I hope I can explain it even with my poor english
Creating two groups - the first one for animals and the second one for humans - is correct only if the differences between the two groups are bigger than the differences among each group (i.e. between the members IN a group). So, are we sure that the differences between humans and chimpanzees are bigger than the differences between a chimpanzee and an amoeba?
I'll add another opinion onto the pile that we're all animals.
apart of technology and and the so called civilization there is not significance difference between humans and another species . Many species have unique traits few apparent differences will not make humans less animals than the rest of species. when i brought the subject the consensus is about 50% of agreement . Half of people aggree we are animals and and about half dont agree. Ii seems that accepting reality is very hard to many.
It's been established fact for a looooong time...where have you been?
With good reason...humans are primates. See above.
i think that another possible difference apart what people mentioned before here between humans and another species is the ilussion of free will. Humans have the ilussion of free will that we have control of our lives with our actions . Do another species experience the ilussion of free will ? Many or most people especulate that another species dont experience that ilussion.