What are some things that only humans do?

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  1. Melissa A Smith profile image99
    Melissa A Smithposted 8 years ago

    What are some things that only humans do?

    Humans are the only species to...

  2. TNT Husky profile image64
    TNT Huskyposted 8 years ago

    Kill purely for sport. Humans are the only species known to hunt for a trophy or sense of achievement, most things not so necessary to survival.

    1. duffsmom profile image59
      duffsmomposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No, I watched a special on NatGeo and they had several big cats they followed who began killing for sport. They were young males.  They have found that same quality in rogue male adolescent grizzly bears.

    2. Melissa A Smith profile image99
      Melissa A Smithposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, I've never heard of that duffsmom, maybe it depends on how one defines 'sport'.

    3. TNT Husky profile image64
      TNT Huskyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      wow. well, i've been wrong before. . that's very interesting, though. Makes me wonder what other animals would do so

    4. Stella Kaye profile image86
      Stella Kayeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      My cat kills for sport nearly every day!

  3. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 8 years ago

    Manipulate is one thing I can think of.  Also the human being is the only species I know of that seems to take pleasure in someone else's misfortune, or attempts to build themselves up by tearing someone else down. Wow...there are a lot of things.  Too many to mention.

    1. Melissa A Smith profile image99
      Melissa A Smithposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe, although it would be hard to know for sure if this didn't occur with some non-humans. Chimps are coming to mind with dominant males, not sure if that's the same thing.

    2. Shaddie profile image84
      Shaddieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Birds definitely get pleasure out of picking on one another. Some smarter, ill-mannered birds may also find it amusing to scare, injure, or humiliate people. The "commotion" that follows pleases them I think.

  4. Theophanes profile image92
    Theophanesposted 8 years ago

    write, communicate complex abstract ideas through complex speech, believe in a God and or religion, create and enjoy complex music, and organize to create war. Also we invent complex tools/technology. There are lots of other things but these are big basic things to get you started..

    1. Melissa A Smith profile image99
      Melissa A Smithposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yup, complex speech is a good place to start!

  5. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 7 years ago

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    Invent complex systems of speech, beliefs, and civilizations.  Humans are the only animals who believe in a supernatural being and an afterlife.  Humans also are the only animal species who start wars for sheer gain.  Humans are the only animal species who can invent weapons of mass destruction and can also invent things that could immensely improve  and advance humankind. 

    Humans are the only animals who can be knowingly evil and harm each other for sport and pleasure.  Humans are the only animals who knowingly abuse their children and the more vulnerable members of society.  Humans are the only animals who have the means and wherewithal to improve and advance civilizations and societies.

    1. Melissa A Smith profile image99
      Melissa A Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer, depending on your definition of a war, I would say some animals fight for gain (territory, mates, food, ect.). Of course animals can't organize their 'wars' like we do. Some may also knowingly abuse the vulnerable.

    2. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Melissa.

  6. ZookeeperByNature profile image59
    ZookeeperByNatureposted 7 years ago

    Humans are the only species to have responsibilities, and therefor, have rights.

  7. Stella Kaye profile image86
    Stella Kayeposted 4 years ago

    Make fire and cook food, wear clothing, cry, get fat (animals don't get fat in the wild). Get old (animals never get old in the wild).

  8. HLKeeley profile image82
    HLKeeleyposted 4 years ago

    1. Complex language (translates into arts and religion)
    2. Laugh
    3. Emotional Tears
    4. Deep thinking
    5. Love: monogamous love

    1. Melissa A Smith profile image99
      Melissa A Smithposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You'll have people challenging 2-4. Some animals are monogamous, for example Patagonian cavies. Whether or not that's 'love' is debatable.

    2. HLKeeley profile image82
      HLKeeleyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I honestly do not think humans are unique. There are a lot of qualities with other animals. We are just more destructive and use the earth to create more complex stuff. Everything we do is a little more complex.

  9. Selene du Ciel profile image61
    Selene du Cielposted 3 years ago
 
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