For example, eagles are known for their ability to soar to great heights, and for their super keen vision. Cetaceans are known for communicating with sonic calls. Spiders are distinguished by their method of ensnaring their food in a web. Humans?
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Exactly. Why use cutlery when God gave us fingers?
I agree that humans have a different soul group than other species. We are 'other-connected' within the inter-connection of the All.
Besides conscious choice, the ability to conceptualize and to mechanically produce, our complex language skills...
Conceptualization, language skills, the making of tools, free will, etc. are all on the personality or ego level. Maybe it is our personalities that make the difference.
Well said. It is not that I want to put humans down, or 'in their place.' But, to understand the earth and all its inhabitants as a living organism, none superior to another. Humans have more to learn from nature than vice versa. Thanks for answering
Yes, there are so many things. And different approaches to answering the question. I can see the distinguishing characteristics of complex (or complicated?) language and cognitive adaptability. We could explore biological & sociological differenc
What does free will mean to you? Are you saying humans have free will whilst the behavior of other species is driven by instinct? Are humans the only earth-based species with potential to be co-creators with the process of creation?
It's the ability of Humans to make choices unconstrained by certain factors.
Factors such as metaphysical constraints, social constraints. mental or physical constraints.The principle of free will has religious, legal, ethical, and scientific implica
Yes, conscious choice is a distinguishing characteristic.
Actually many other primates have thumbs, and elephants, dolphins, some apes, and some corvid species are said to be self-aware.
I agree that some species are far more self-aware than is commonly understood by humans. Awareness. Have you come across the idea of the consciousness of the atoms? We are just beginning to learn about the nature of consciousness and awareness.