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What distinguishes humans from other species?


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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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 3 years ago

    Exactly. Why use cutlery when God gave us fingers?

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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 3 years ago

    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

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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 3 years ago

    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...


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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 3 years ago

    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

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    Melissa A Smith 3 years ago

    Actually many other primates have thumbs, and elephants, dolphins, some apes, and some corvid species are said to be self-aware.


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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 3 years ago

    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?


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