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Are humans special or are we just basically advanced animals?

Or maybe both is true.

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I think animals are wiser than humans.

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In some ways I think this might be true in some ways I think you’re wrong… At least animals aren’t destroying earth

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Animals who can talk

A small percentage not including myself (at least not anymore) are intelligent enough to do some amazing things, but as a whole we behave a lot like apes. Social hierarchies are a big thing.

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I’m a bit bored of human exceptionalism.

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If you ask a Christian you’ll get the answer that we are special as humans.

But I, myself, wonder because many animals from Octopuses to Crows show amazing intelligence and actually they survive without 99% of the stuff we think we need to live. I find that concept interesting.

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I think we’re just advanced animals. And I’m saying that as a Christian. :elephant::sheep::otter: All animals are important and I don’t think we’re better than other animals. We’re just more advanced. All animals deserve respect. :relaxed:

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Lol, I read this after I posted. I said the opposite.

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I think humans were meant to be caretakers of the earth and everything in it but someone translated a Greek or Hebrew word to mean Subdue. Well, you and I know how we screwed up the world.

I won’t dive any deeper into the subject bc of forum policy but I find it fascinating.

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And I totally respect your point of view. Thanks for being honest.

I’ve met several spiritually arrogant people in my life and they are difficult to speak with.

:smiley:

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I think it’s both. We are technically animals.The word “advanced” is relative. Compared to our distant ancestors we are more advanced,but compared to the humans that may exist 500,000 years from now we are primitive. But evolution gave us some unique characteristics that give us an advantage. We can walk up right freeing our hands, we have hands to manipulate objects, we developed a big brain to understand the world around us.

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I think traditionally, because of arrogance we have put ourselves above the other animals. As if we weren’t subject to all the same things, such as birth, growth, decline and death

We may be highly intelligent, but that does not mean we are wise.

As someone else mentioned, we are quite the fools for destroying the only planet we have.

Long story short intelligent animals, of the genus primate

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I know what you mean. :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

I consider myself a more “open-minded” Christian. Part of it is because I am bisexual. Part of it is because I don’t want biological kids (and a lot of religious people think you need to pop out as many babies as possible). I am pro-choice, which is unusual for a Christian.

I dunno. I just try to see fairness in everything. I think a lot of Christians think they’re superior. But they’re not. We’re all just people. I’m the same as any other person, when it really gets down to the basics.

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Is it true that the coccyx is whats left of our tail?

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" Despite its small size, the coccyx has several important functions. Along with being the insertion site for multiple muscles, ligaments, and tendons, it also serves as one leg of the tripod—along with the ischial tuberosities—that provides weight-bearing support to a person in the seated position ."

Source: Coccydynia: An Overview of the Anatomy, Etiology, and Treatment of Coccyx Pain

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My friend is very certain of her beliefs and she doesn’t stop arguing until she, well, wins.

I used to argue to win but now I argue for the sake of learning something new.

:pray:

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According to Wikipedia, yes.

" the coccyx is the remnant of a vestigial tail"

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@Blossom @Bowens

It says human embryos in pregnant women start with a tail.

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That brings back a painful, month long memory of pain in that area. I fell just right when I was a hockey player and boy I don’t know how I was able to get back up. My coccyx took a huge blow that night.

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I thought all apes have a tail. New info to learn.

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