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Postby x0HerpMaster0x » Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:04 am

Humans worked together with all other organisms in the biosphere for a long period of time. We had a basic niche in which we fulfilled just as any other animal. It wasn't until the Agricultural revolution when we put down our spears and started to dream. Before the agricultural revolution we were nomads, constantly chasing the animals in which we preyed on. When human brains developed enough to create methods that made life easier, we had enough time to achieve hapiness over survival. As evolution continued, and our species developed more, we lost connection to nature and turned into a negative biotic factor. This is because up until recently, all of our major accomplishments have only benefited our species and left a scar in the biosphere. If you ask me, every species is a team, we're just in the lead.
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Postby tropicbirder » Fri Nov 18, 2005 2:35 am

chicoguardian wrote:3. animals rely on instinct, humans rely on inteligence

We have instincts too, it's just that in today's world we are taught to quash them.
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Postby DJ » Sun Nov 20, 2005 7:44 pm

MrMistery wrote:Humans are animals.

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Re: What makes humans distinct from animals?

Postby biorhythms » Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:56 am

If you take the example of children raised by animals and draw the logical conclusion that we are different due to our culture, we must ask about culture. To me, this indicates language as central to what makes us different from other apes. The key is that 'humanity' requires cohabitation. We are nothing without communication.
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