Why are humans so much more evolved than any other species?
Provide evidence in your answer, but does the answer lie in religion, a great mutation in our genetic code, or life on other planets? This subject has always interested me and I am curious to see if there is any evidence on why humans had a great leap in their brain activity millions of years ago.
God made us in His own image. This is what sets us apart from apes. I do not believe we evolved from them. We are a separate species. I don't think there is life on any other planets. God made us and the Angels, and that's it.
Could we have potentially breed with the primates to connect our genetic code?
No. God made the primates, and then he made the Garden of Eden and made Adam and Eve separately. He made Adam and Eve probably about 6000 years ago.
hahahahahaha! The earth being 6000 years old!
Then how would you explain the 98.3% similarity between us and primates?
It is all speculative at best. We did not live then and so we weren't there to report. I do not beleive that we evelved from apes either. if we did there would still be some remaining or lost species of the in-betweens. Science has told us that we are all the same DNA but if that were true there would be many species that could and would inter-breed and we would have the same mess that was supposedly happening before Noah built that ark. When you really get down to the nitty bitty of life and you look at how other animals, insects, reptiles and yes, even plants you will find that we are not much different then they are. We are an arrogant species, thinking that we are the top of the food chain. When you take away any outside defenses, such as guns, knives and such, we are all the same. We all learn how to ambush and kill another with our brains and minds. Chimpanzee will kill an intruder in their space. They will tear them limb from limb and even eat them. We think that is canabalistic, but is it really becasue it would seem that we are the only species that does not have canabalism in it......seems like.
According to some Alien Technologies we had a leap of brain cognisance, but what did they reall see....was it the frontol lobe which only starts to grow at the age of 18 and stops growing at aroun 28-29 years of age.
I do not think it is about religion or religion has anything to do with it. I think we were made by some genetic or computerized program and put here as some sort of experiment. We did learn though and at what age did they come to find that we grew....The first brain phase as children or after the new brain forms at the age between 18 and 28?
Like many people here, and the question that I posed, think that we will never devise anything that would keep us from becoming extinct. What if we do, because we already have and it is not a new thing.
If one looks closely at our brain in my opinion it looks somewhat like an engine that has been modified. It seems uncanny to me how it resembles a modified engine. Having said that it is truly the most significant organ that I am aware of in the universe. I cannot imagine it is not a product of God. I would postulate that it is indeed our brain that is much like God and that indeed it is what God has given us (perhaps over time) to survive and thrive unlike any other species on earth. Our brain is the key to understanding where we have come from and what a gift it is. The quantum leap is indeed our last add-on, the outer part called the cerebral cortex; it is indeed a piece of genius...
Thank you God!
when you say "evolved" it kind of depends. our brains as you stated are well above any species. as far as everything else goes, i say people are very lacking. we have nowhere near the sophisticated eyes, ears, noses, ability to survive left to our own means, ability to hunt, strength , speed, flexibility or unique skill or bodily functions such as camouflage, as other so called less evolved animals do. the general argument is that we dont have a need for these things anymore. sure seems like our ancesters from even a short 300-400 years ago could have still used speed and strength and eyesight for hunting though.
I wouldn't say humans are "more evolved" than any other species. If anything, sharks and alligators are more evolved than we are, because they've been around for tens of millions of years, whereas humans have only been a thing for about 200,000 years.
What you're really asking is "why do humans have more intelligence than other species?"
And the answer to that question is that, because we are weak and flabby and slow, we needed something else to help us survive and adapt to our environment. Primates have made it their thing to use tools, and the line that led to us were the superior tool-users. And those who could use more tools became more successful, and thus made more babies, thus writing the bias towards intelligence into our genetic code. Give it countless generations of continually-increasing intelligence, and voila: the Homo genus. Hominids may not be very strong or fast, but it was our ability to use tools and to plan that drove us higher up the food chain. Lions aren't so tough when you can shove a spear through their throats before they can get to you. Birds aren't so evasive when you can sling stones at them. The climate could do nothing to us when we mastered clothing and permanent shelter.
Humans may not be the most evolved when it comes to longevity or physical capabilities, but when it comes to intelligence, well, we've yet to meet our match.
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