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This documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFU94IqqvPk

talks about the myth of human superiority to other species. Obviously humans are not superior to other animals. In fact, it is pointless to make a distinction between humans and animals because humans ARE animals. We are animals. That's a fact. I don't care what kind of religious or bullshit philosophical arguments you come with. Humans are animals. And we aren't superior to other animals. Just watch that documentary explaining why humans are not superior to other animals.

But here are a few bullet points on how humans aren't superior to other animals. First of all, in terms of longevity, we are beaten by many species which have been around for much longer than us. Dinosaurs ruled the world for 160 million years. By contrast, Homo Sapiens only been around for 200,000 years, and we've only been a dominate species for a few centuries. If you say humans are superior because we have a large population, you are wrong again, because other species have much larger populations than humans. Insects, for example, have many more members per species than the entire human race. There are hundred of billions if not trillions of insects on Earth, so in terms of numbers, I guess that makes insects superior to humans. Some people say humans are superior to other animals because we can make tools like computers, cars, TVs, video games, art and other cool things. But that's irrelevant because other animals survive perfectly fine without those things. But you can also argue that humans are inferior to other animals because without our tools, we quite literally can't survive. And other animals don't need so many tools to survive, so I guess that makes them superior to us. Also the issue of sentience is a pretty interesting issue. I believe other animals are sentient too. It has been scientifically proven that many other species on this Earth like elephants, chimpanzees, gorilla, tigers, lions, whales, dolphins, and many bird species are sentient. And many other species are sentient too. So it is a mistake to say human beings are the only sentient species on this planet, so we are not superior to other life forms by being the only species that is sentient. Basically, you can't argue humans are superior to other animals based on superficial qualities, and we are very similar to other animals other than the fact that we have much higher usage of tools than other animals.

Since humans are not superior to other animals, that means we aren't given the right to abuse other animals for our own pleasure. This brings into the issue of veganism and animal rights. Personally, I'm not a vegan, but I'm against animal abuse. I don't think animals should be abused for human profit and pleasure. I also believe that the human population should be reduced, in order to give other species more living room on this planet.

I believe the ideal population of the Earth should only be around 1.5 to 2 billion people. I know there are too many people on this Earth, and our sheer numbers simply overwhelms other species to extinction. If we reduced our population to only 1.5 to 2 billion, other animals would have a chance at survival on this planet. But of course that would realistically never happen unless nature reduced our numbers with plague, famine, starvation and war. I doubt people will voluntarily reduce population by reducing birth rates below replacement levels because the average person is self-fish and stupid.

Humanity has essentially become a cancer. We destroy other species' habitats for our own self-fish needs. We live in an infinite growth paradigm which requires infinite growth in consumption and population. Unless we get out of this infinite growth paradigm, we are screwed as a species, because we will just end up consuming all of the resources on the Earth, and eventually causing ourselves to become extinct. I've stated this already, but it needs to be re-emphasized because this is literally happening right now. Unless mankind surrenders to the fact he lives on a finite planet and he must live in harmony with all of the other plant and animal life, there can never be true happiness.

So can you actually come up with any reasons why you think human beings are superior to other animals? You can't because humans aren't superior to other animals.
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Humans created anime. Animals could not. Even if they tried.

Therefore, humans > animals.
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I think you need to take a break from science... Please just go watch a couple of episodes of anime.
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When a cow builds a rocket to the moon..................I will still keep eating them it's their own danm fault for being yummy
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TripleBakaKimidori wrote:

Humans created anime. Animals could not. Even if they tried.

Therefore, humans > animals.


But other animals can do certain things humans cannot do. So by that logic, other animals are superior to humans. For example, ants can lift things that are hundreds of times heavier than themselves. Humans can only lift something that is their own weight. Therefore ants are superior to humans. But the reason ants can lift things hundreds of times their own weight is because they are small, and therefore gravity has less of an effect on their bodies. Not because they are superior to human beings.

I do not believe mankind is inferior or superior to other animals. Human beings are just animals living on a finite planet. And they must accept the reality that the Earth is finite, and infinite consumption and infinite population growth isn't possible on a finite planet.
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#savethehumans
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3 different threads in two days on the exact same topic. You really are something else.
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I think you need to take a break from science... Please just go watch a couple of episodes of anime.


Unless people accept reality, I will not stop in posting about science. People are so out-of-touch with reality that isn't even funny. They think infinite growth in population and consumption is actually possible on a finite planet! How crazy is that?

Reality is painful to experience, but it is the most fulfilling adventure there is because you only got one shot at it. Humans who are out of touch with reality will only end up hurting this Earth. I am trying to get people to realize the errors of their ways, so that they don't end up destroying themselves.

I believe unless the human races experiences a major shift in their consciousness, we are doomed as a species. I believe this doom is not inevitable, and that we can change if we realize and accept the errors of our ways. Denial of reality is the most dangerous behaviour because it will result in the extinction of our species. Only by accepting and changing our current actions can we save ourselves as a species.
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Claiming that animals are the same as people only ends up devaluing human life.
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I don't think your threads are bringing people to understand science, if anything, it's doing the exact opposite.

You sound more condescending than informative. :-/


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Anyway, on topic. Humans are superior to animals. We are the top of the food chain, that's a fact. The thing is, we are no different from animals, we're just more intelligent. Certain people like to think we're different from animals... but we behave exactly like how animals would behave in crisis or under stressful conditions.


Human population is not the problem, it's industrial revolution that's the problem. If we can learn to be more eco-friendly, then rising human population wouldn't be a problem... but we're so dependent on fossil fuels and plastic, both of which take a long to degrade in the environment, that we don't want to look for alternatives.

And then there are certain people who oppose looking for alternatives because they believe scientists are evil and are only looking for grant money. :-/
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DesuMaiden wrote:


MissMagicNoodles wrote:

I think you need to take a break from science... Please just go watch a couple of episodes of anime.


Unless people accept reality, I will not stop in posting about science. People are so out-of-touch with reality that isn't even funny. They think infinite growth in population and consumption is actually possible on a finite planet! How crazy is that?

Reality is painful to experience, but it is the most fulfilling adventure there is because you only got one shot at it. Humans who are out of touch with reality will only end up hurting this Earth. I am trying to get people to realize the errors of their ways, so that they don't end up destroying themselves.

I believe unless the human races experiences a major shift in their consciousness, we are doomed as a species. I believe this doom is not inevitable, and that we can change if we realize and accept the errors of our ways. Denial of reality is the most dangerous behaviour because it will result in the extinction of our species. Only by accepting and changing our current actions can we save ourselves as a species.


Hate to break it to you, but you're probably not going to achieve this by repeating these threads daily on Crunchyroll. If you're really trying to make a difference, you should try something like a letter to the editor or starting/joining a blog (that's what I did).
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Gee, it sounds like other animals outside of arthopods within our habitats have trouble competing with humans... Why is THAT happening? It can't be any form of competitive advantage or daresay superiority can it!?


We destroy other species' habitats for our own self-fish needs.



for our own self-fish needs.



self-fish needs.



self-fish





Look, the outpacing of resources... yes that's potentially going to happen but you are delusional (moreso than the creationists you insulted) if you think you are going to fix it here, especially with that attitude. If you want to make people support a movement and contact their politicians and/or vote accordingly you can't be acting like this.
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No one wants your threads. Just stop.

I say we start mass reporting this guy if he keeps this up.
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