If a human was raised with animals....

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  1. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 8 years ago

    If a human was raised with animals their entire life, would the human act like a human or an animal?

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      L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      An animal.
      There's that story of the two twins who founded Rome. They were raised by wolves and treated eachother like wolves.

      What about vivisection? What about an animal raised by humans?

      I have a friend who raised a puppy from the second it was born and it knew how to go to a human toilet - personally I think that's fairly impressive...

      1. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You have great points. How about this question. Who could learn more from the other, the animal from the human or the human from the animal?

        Also, who could learn more from themselves, the human from the human or the animal from the animal?

    2. de'Arab profile image52
      de'Arabposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Humans are born as with the blue print to be highly social beings. This factor is enables our survival. Early childhood experiences is essential in the development of the individual for later life roles.If a human is brought up by animals then they would conform to the social structures and behaviors of the animal in order to survive.

    3. classicalgeek profile image84
      classicalgeekposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I suggest you read the fairly extensive literature on "feral children." It's really quite fascinating.

  2. Mikel G Roberts profile image75
    Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years ago

    Like an animal to a point, then the higher reasoning would lead the human to act like a human (curiosity...etc)

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Is reasoning something taught or something learned? What would stop a human raised in the wild to have reasoning rather than acting on impulses and instinct to survive?

  3. Mikel G Roberts profile image75
    Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years ago

    The human, because of the higher intelligence... (intelligence= ability to learn)

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What would be learned out in the wild with no human interaction but how to survive?

      1. Mikel G Roberts profile image75
        Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        animal interaction, and survival. (Interactions with nature)

  4. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    Well I'm sure this has been answered before and you have probably seen it on TV? hmm

    But there has been.... Romulus, Rhemus and Jody Foster!  All were raised by animals lol

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol The movie doesn't answer all of the questions I asked.

  5. aware profile image66
    awareposted 8 years ago

    the human raised by another mammal would be more human than  a human raised by a human

  6. EFPotter profile image61
    EFPotterposted 8 years ago

    There have been documented cases of this, actually. I suggest looking them up, it's some interesting stuff.

    There are stages of human development that are critical for certain functions. Speech, for example. There was a girl that was locked in a room for the first, oh, seven years of her life, not taught anything, barely taken care of. By that point her brain had developed past its prime language period. There are still scientists at a university trying to teach her to use speech.

    I would suspect something similar with a child raised among animals--able to make animal sounds, and react with animal reactions, but greatly handicapped in human development.

  7. Shahid Bukhari profile image61
    Shahid Bukhariposted 8 years ago

    The Human will not grow a tail

 
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