Why are humans so much more evolved than any other species?

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (11 posts)
  1. Vandall8888 profile image60
    Vandall8888posted 9 years ago

    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.


  2. profile image0
    Stargrrlposted 9 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.

    1. Vandall8888 profile image60
      Vandall8888posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Could we have potentially breed with the primates to connect our genetic code?

    2. profile image0
      Stargrrlposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. Lady Guinevere profile image65
      Lady Guinevereposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      hahahahahaha!  The earth being 6000 years old!

    4. Vandall8888 profile image60
      Vandall8888posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Then how would you explain the 98.3% similarity between us and primates?

  3. Lady Guinevere profile image65
    Lady Guinevereposted 9 years ago

    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.

  4. connorj profile image68
    connorjposted 9 years ago


    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!

  5. speer138 profile image61
    speer138posted 9 years ago

    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.

  6. Zelkiiro profile image85
    Zelkiiroposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. M. T. Dremer profile image84
      M. T. Dremerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Well said.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)