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Yes. It is... No. We're no different.
Debate Score:19
Arguments:16
Total Votes:21
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Is there some unique human quality that separates us from animals?

Yes. It is...

Side Score: 11
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No. We're no different.

Side Score: 8

Yes, liberalism.

There isn't an animal on the planet (except for humans) that practice liberalism. Mainly because those afflicted with liberalism usually don't survive out in the wild because liberalism is a mental disorder that hinders a species. Evolution prefers that the strongest survive (because that benefits the species) so it weeds out liberal animals. ;)

Side: Yes. It is...
anachronist(889) Disputed
1 point

Au contraire, altruism is a beneficial trait to humans, without it we'd have driven each other to extinction. Natural selection doesn't always mean that the strong survive. One strong human versus 100 united humans will lose out in almost every aspect of competition, food, technology, fighting, mating, etc etc.

If humans were all like libertarians and cared only for themselves, we wouldn't survive too long as a species.

Side: No. We're no different.

If that's the case, by your definition, if libertarians and conservatives unite against liberals, then liberals won't have a chance ;)

And that prospect is so tempting that I would be willing to bet the survival of the human race just to find out if we really would drive ourselves into extinction.

Side: No. We're no different.
2 points

The ability to not only communicate information, as many animals can do that as well, but to store it, in such a way that another human can then use the information gathered by another human. I believe that is what has given us our "dominance", if that's what you wish to call it, over the rest of the Earth's animals.

Other animals cannot do this, they can only communicate directly, be it through sound, smell, taste, sight or touch, whereas us humans can write down instructions for how to do something, let's say, make an axe, which can be followed by another human, thereby increasing the "knowledge pool". One human can only store so much information, and therefore can only specialise in limited areas, if any at all. When humans live together as a group, they have as many information as their number can hold, meaning that, as a collective, they can specialise in different areas and work together toward a common goal. However, the amount of information never goes beyond the number of humans in the group. That is, until writing is invented. When humans write, they are increasing the pool of information that the humans, as a group, can use. This means the collective information stored by the group can now go beyond that of the number of humans in the group. Over time, we use this knowledge to build bigger and (arguably) better civilizations.

Human evolution is amazing.

Side: Yes. It is...
1 point

Our capacity to make tools.

Yes, other animals (like chimps) can make simple tools, so it's not exactly "unique", but that's like comparing an ant-hill to a mountain in terms of proficiency and prodigiousness.

We've been to space. Checkmate, chimps.

Side: Yes. It is...
Cuaroc(8840) Clarified
5 points

We've been to space. Checkmate, chimps.

Actually chimps have been to space first.

Side: Yes. It is...
ryuukyuzo(607) Clarified
1 point

This is true, what I meant was, we developed the tools to go to space.

Side: Yes. It is...
1 point

We have been created in the image of God!!! Praise the Lord!

Side: Yes. It is...
1 point

Yes we have different parts then animals and we could do things that animals can not do and there are some things that animals could do that we couldn't do.

Side: Yes. It is...
Cynical(1948) Disputed
1 point

Yes we have different parts then animals

Really? What organs are different from humans and other animals?

we could do things that animals can not do

What things are animals unable to do that humans can?

there are some things that animals could do that we couldn't do.

Like above, what?

Side: No. We're no different.
Srom(12206) Disputed
0 points

Really? What organs are different from humans and other animals?

Yes like fins, tails, and wings.

What things are animals unable to do that humans can?

Animals aren't able to talk, able to do math, to write, to read, to eat with silverware, do chores, etc.

Like above, what?

Humans can't fly, run really fast, breathe underwater, jump really high.

Side: Yes. It is...
1 point

Our abstract thinking and all it enables.

Side: Yes. It is...

Humans are animals, yes we are more advanced, but that does not somehow make is superior to them. Life is life.

Side: No. We're no different.

well, to us, we are superior to them. but to animals, they may think (in their own kinda language or something) that they are superior. think, there r many secrets and mysteries to animals that we dont know, and vice versa. so, yea i guess we consider ourselves superior, but animals and creatures think that they are superior.

Side: No. We're no different.
1 point

We're no different than other animals. We all have feeling, thoughts and love and have to adapt and cope with our surroundings. We just believe we are different because other animals species go about things in a different way. We are no more special or better than other animals.

Side: No. We're no different.