do humans really have better brain than animals???

India
January 29, 2007 12:14am CST
now a days humans killing other human, in this scenario how would you explain that humans have a better or have best brains in the world or in living mammals, i cant see the difference in mad ox-bull and human, they have their own weapons we borrow to do so.... explain ur feelings
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@onouui (80)
• Australia
29 Jan 07
Humans are superior to other animals because I guess, we can talk, think and do things independently.. it's something we call sentient. I think humans also have the feelings and emotions, which I'm not sure if animals have also. But I agree with you though, (some) people these days really aren't behaving like humans. There is killing other humans for no reason and people have thought of and use all sorts of inhumane torture methods. Lots of people in the world would do anything for money and harm the lives of others brutally, and it makes me wonder if they have ANY sense of humanism or basic moral at all. To me, those people who do such terrible things can not be human, they aren't anymore. I've seen many stories where there are these kinds of acts, which happen in some countries, for instance in China.
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@Tetchie (2933)
• Australia
30 Jan 07
Well onouui ....did you know animals do communicate (so they do 'talk' animal language), they do think and do things independently. They also have feelings, and also emotions. Animals are known to become neurotic just like humans. So that makes this question even more interesting. What is the difference between animals and humans? Animals even have a decent reason for killing, they do it for food and survival. We only think it's for survival. I agree with you, it is indeed terrible what's going on.
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@onouui (80)
• Australia
31 Jan 07
Animals can be like that. When I was writing it, I was probably thinking about when I saw this show on tv about the journey of salmon (mainly) and bears. The bears would stand for so long to finally catch a fish, and when one caught one another would come and they'd fight for it. I guess that's all they can do in terms with surviving and eating because animals only eat certain things. It's part of the cycle/ecosystem. On the topic of the difference between humans and animals.. my biology teacher brought something like this up today. An example, if you hit a person he might ask what for, go and report it or tell on you and the person reacts like this, or different people may react differently. If you hit a dog, it'd probably just run away. That question got me thinking a bit more though, it's so big and I don't know enough on this so I can only write what I think, my opinion. Anyways, I don't want to get too offtopic, sorry. I think that humans can think MORE, and are generally more intelligent - having built many things, discovered/invented, done various things compared to animals. If a bear felt like eating his favourite type of grass then he should trade some of his salmon with other animals for it xD Sort of what I mean in terms of thinking ... Although humans are more intelligent it doesn't mean they aren't going to be cruel and ruthless like most ferocious animals of the wild, or worse.
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@Tetchie (2933)
• Australia
1 Feb 07
Okay, well on that. Simply there is not much difference. Sounds awful doesn't it. But we have so much in common with the animal kingdom. I can't quote off the top of my head, but genetically we are very close to some species. Your teacher will know. Also we have genes in common with bananas. Humans do react in an animal fashion. Our reaction of fear is primal in essence. Flight or fight is a human instinct. Put us in the class of needing to survive, we would kill for food, we would kill another human for food. We would protect our family, our young. We want our children to replace us, just like animals. The animal kingdom is quite horrendous. It's a kill or be killed world. Bambi is a Walt Disney creation unfortunately it is not reality. One of the distinctual differences between humans and animals is the urge to pray to a devine source. So has God or spirituality got something to do with the difference? That's a question for your class perhaps. Good topic.
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@hada85 (72)
• India
31 Jan 07
yes
@Tetchie (2933)
• Australia
30 Jan 07
That's a damn fine question you've asked here. I'm laughing, shamefully really. At times we behave so badly that I'm not surprised if animals look at us with their heads down. We really really need to lift our game don't we.