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Humans are definitely superior to animals in various aspects like brain power, but this does not mean that humans are completely superior to animals.

The stance I like to take on the whole animals vs humans question is that we humans are animals ourselves. With that said, I believe that every form of life is important to the earth and that humans are most likely not at the top of that ranking, while pollinators and decomposers are probably higher up there. The idea that humans are superior to animals comes from our prideful nature because we are the only species to learn technology to this level.

I personally think that because we are able to have such efficient brains, we should be trying to find ways to protect the earth rather than destroy it and all other life along with it. We have the potential to to be the protectors of life, but as it stands, I think that we're no better than an invasive species that is only capable of wreaking havoc on everything around us.

Anyways, whether or not a species is superior to another isn't important, the only thing that matters is one's role in the delicate balance of life.
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Its kind of getting annoying seeing all these nutjobs posting rants and raves about some sort of topic they seem to have no idea about.

Humans are obviously superior to every other animals, that is why we are the dominant species on the plant and not anything else...
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I think that the only reason that humans, are said to be the top of the food chain is because of how intelligent we are, but this does not mean that we are at the top. If you were to visit different places around the world, you would see there are many thing that are able to kill humans very easily. They may not be able to think like a human, but the human intelligence will not help you when a lion is stalking you, or when you are in the ocean and a Great White is around. To me, there is no top of the food chain, there is only species that excel where they are located. Every species has a place were they excel in, humans is intelligence, while a cheetahs is speed and stealth. Not every species is adapted enough to survive in every location on earth. That being said, I believe that humans are strong, but not strong enough to be the top of every food chain, nor is any animal.
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Cyth16 wrote:

I think that the only reason that humans, are said to be the top of the food chain is because of how intelligent we are, but this does not mean that we are at the top. If you were to visit different places around the world, you would see there are many thing that are able to kill humans very easily. They may not be able to think like a human, but the human intelligence will not help you when a lion is stalking you, or when you are in the ocean and a Great White is around. To me, there is no top of the food chain, there is only species that excel where they are located. Every species has a place were they excel in, humans is intelligence, while a cheetahs is speed and stealth. Not every species is adapted enough to survive in every location on earth. That being said, I believe that humans are strong, but not strong enough to be the top of every food chain, nor is any animal.


Humans are also pretty good at endurance. Fit humans can maintain top speed (anaerobic) for longer than many animals and much longer at a brisk aerobic running pace. While slower we don't generate as much heat so we can maintain that speed for longer (~30 seconds at ~30mph)

That stealth is critical for the cheetah since while it is extremely fast it can't maintain it for long.


I'm not challenging anything you are saying, just adding to it.
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I think we are superior because we have the sharpest sense of consciousness, and i believe consciousness is the most important part of life, its what makes us different from other people and what makes us who we are. It is said that pigs are believed to have some consciousness, but nowhere near the capability of humans. Humans can write literature which even helps to further our sense of consciousness.
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Chances are somewhera along the way, What you just posted was created by a human being hitting keys on a flat machine that humans created that uses the chemical properties of certain elements that have been extracted in their purest form and laminated into sheets before being etched with light, and not just any light, but light that travels with all of its photons directed in a single uniform vector, (when all natural light spreads in all directions), using the excited states of gases not found in their necessary purities naturally and a current of electrons (the tinest "part" of an atom) to create circuits that are mere atoms apart in distance, which processes calculations in the range on millions per second while occupying little more space than your thumbnail to direct that information from the human clumbsily tapping away through the radio waves to another machine with a similar set of circuits which translates those radio waves, separates it from the signal bsent by other such devices to direct that signal through cables that span the globe and through even more powerful radio waves that reach into space to manmade objects that can "see" miles below with pinpoint accuracy of mere feet...(and back to some of those cables? chances are some are made of such high quality glass that it is possible to use them to contain signals passed via that directed light again, and still remain pure and coherent), to reach another machine where it can be stored on a magnetic or electronically encoded medium for the ends of time (unless it is written over), while other similarly human created machines can access it for other dumb humans to be able to read it and understand

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Okay, but I'm still going to eat some steak later.
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Animals are superior to this guy but no one else. Forget science and forget religion. Forget incest and forget homosexuality. This is an anime/manga/J&K-Drama hosting site not some stupid blogging site about any random shit!
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This topic is as pointless as your other thread topics.
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I find this argument kind of funny, considering that it is comparing apples to oranges.

Oh this animal's grapefruit is juicier than our apple, but and that animal's watermelon is bigger than our apple. That is basically what you are saying.

The bottom line though is survival. Humanity and technology are one in the same. Our guns are our claws, our nightvision goggles are our nocturnal eyes. Humans with our thousands of years of built up knowledge, can destroy pretty much any species of mammal, bird, or whatever. They cannot do the same. In an apples to apples comparison, that makes us superior. It's an objective superiority.

What gives us the right to torture animals? The capability to do so.
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