Mapping the world's opinions

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What separates humans from animals?

For some, it is a deeply ingrained conviction that we are not animals, and the mere suggestion that humans are no different is repugnant. However, is it just our ability to imagine and create stories about there being a difference the only thing that separates us? Or is there something more tangible?
Ethics , Philosophy , Science , Society

The human mind

Our mind separates us from other species.

The human mind's four unique capabilities

The human mind can perform functions that cannot be performed by other species. Explore


Our relationship with sex is indicative that the human psyche differs from that of other species. Explore

Skill transmission

The way we learn and teach is unique in the animal kingdom. Explore


We are fundamentally the same as other animals, we are just incrementally more intelligent as a result of higher evolution.

Physically indistinguishable

Our cell structure is not unique, nor was our evolutionary process, nor is our physical appearance particularly unique. For all intents and purposes, we are simply a highly-intelligent animal. Explore


Our behaviour sets us apart from other species.

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