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Do you believe that humans should be considered "animals?"

I used to ask this question to people when I was a kid. They always looked at me like I was crazy.

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caitxrawks

Asked by caitxrawks at 6:32 PM on Jun. 1, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Humans are part of the animal kingdom.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 6:34 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • Humans are animals.  We are mammals.

    anetrnlov

    Answer by anetrnlov at 6:36 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • Sure. Why not?
    ozarkgirl3

    Answer by ozarkgirl3 at 6:38 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • yes what else would we be...robots? it sure seems that way sometimes lol
    Owl_Feather

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 6:40 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • Though we have much in common with the creatures of this planet, and are commanded by the Almighty to have dominion over them (take care of them), we were created in His image, so we are special. I believe that God cares very much for the beautiful animals that fill this planet... but humans are set apart.
    So, no... I don't think we are the same as animals. We have souls and consciences.
    brandyj

    Answer by brandyj at 6:44 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • Brandy, care to prove that animals do not have souls or consciences?

    anetrnlov

    Answer by anetrnlov at 6:46 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • See...that's what people used to tell me, Brandy. I'm not saying your explanation is incorrect in any way, but when I would ask for a further explanation, they would shut me up and say "Well God just wanted it that way."

    >:(
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 6:48 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • And for the record, I do think humans are animals. I'm just curious to see what everyone else thinks :D
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 6:48 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • Humans are animals. The other options are plants or fungus.
    metalcowgirl34

    Answer by metalcowgirl34 at 6:57 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • We are animals - we are mammals. We give birth to live young, and produce milk to feed them.
    And I know that animals have souls and consciences. You should see my dog. One look in his eyes and you know he has a soul and a personality. I know he has a conscience because he pooped on the floor today and ran and hid under the table because he knew he was bad! LOL
    dragonfly7271

    Answer by dragonfly7271 at 6:58 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

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