spawned from another question... I ask this.
Why do you feel that you, as a "higher species" have been "given dominion over all beasts" and that the same laws of nature which apply to them, do not in fact, apply to you?
Why is it that you so vehemently deny you are, in fact, an animal. A mammal. More specifically, a primate. A large, hairless ape?
Why do you believe that you are any less impacted by animal instinct than any other species?
(yes, this belongs in Religious Debate... If you recat it I'll simply move it back)
***If humans are "More Powerful", why is it that we are not the absolute top of the food chain either on land, or in the sea?
You still have yet to answer the question 'If we are not animals, what are we?'
Humans ARE animals. If we are not animals, we are not human.
Answer by vbruno at 12:37 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
Answer by Dr.Donna at 12:39 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
Answer by dullscissors at 12:41 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
Answer by KristiS11384 at 12:41 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
i don't think there's any communication problem here. (sorry, OP..had to do it!)
Answer by dullscissors at 12:46 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
Answer by ramita at 12:49 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
Answer by ramita at 12:51 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
Simple....animals are not responsible for their actions.Humans are.We have reasoning and intellect that far surpasses beasts.We have a spiritual side to us,animals don't,and that's why human beings are the only creatures that bury their dead.I read somewhere that humans are also the only creatures that cry,for emotional purposes.There are just too many differences to list as to why we are not animals.
So if you,or anyone else wants to think of yourself as being an "animal',go right ahead.But go ahead and start doing things that animals do and see where it gets you.Science can classify us as animals all it wants to,and I will admit there are some people who sure as hell ACT like animals,but I'm not one.Whatever you feel yourself to be is entirely up to you.
Answer by MistyBlueMom at 12:57 PM on Apr. 27, 2011