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MrAngerer October 28th, 2014 2:57am

"Humans are the only species that consciously makes decisions that are destructive and detrimental to the survivability of the species." Do you think that this quote is generally true about our species?

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RiteOn2
10/30/14 8:24 pm

Jesus loves you and died for you

vin woof
10/30/14 9:29 pm

I never asked him to. I liked the wine trick better.

gallae Michigan
10/28/14 9:39 pm

I think it is a true statement about our species, but I'm not 100% on the idea that we are the only ones who do this.

AKYF
10/28/14 12:11 pm

I wouldn't say that we're the only species. Some species eat their own.

ajtndfan
10/28/14 10:35 am

Just think of all the safety regulations and what great lengths we go to to protect the weak and stupid, while all other species weed them out!

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NikkiKitti47
10/28/14 9:05 am

Yes some humans are very stupid

dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
10/28/14 9:01 am

There are studies regarding the consciousness of other animals but I don't believe their awareness comes anywhere close to that of humans.

drunk ill be Bach
10/28/14 8:30 am

In an overall sense, yes. But if we start to nitpick, cannibalism is rather common in several animals. A female will often kill and eat a male after sexual relations. This is most notable in spiders.

fredd TrumpLand
10/27/14 11:24 pm

Perhaps, but perhaps only because we are the only creatures who can consciously consider our future species survival. And we haven't killed ourselves off yet...

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MrMilkdud
10/28/14 8:10 am

This exactly what I was going to say. Other animals are still self destructive, even if we're the only ones who realize it.

redsox95 New England
10/27/14 9:50 pm

Humans are set for good on this earth. We have bunkers on every continent far far under the ground that can sustain human life under virtually all disasters (nuclear war, astroid collision, the sun dying).

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MrMilkdud
10/28/14 8:11 am

Have you been in any of those bunkers? I've been in one. They aren't designed for generational survival, AFAIK.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
10/27/14 9:48 pm

We ate the only species that CONSCIOUSLY makes any decisions. On Earth.

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DuckAndCower
10/28/14 8:45 am

I liked the first version more

aaronb50
10/28/14 10:11 am

Do you actually think no other animal makes self aware decisions?

JJJSchmidt San Marcos
10/27/14 9:10 pm

I voted no because hard as I try, I can't think of any decisions that humans have made that have come anywhere close to eradicating us as a species.

JJJSchmidt San Marcos
10/28/14 6:44 am

We've made them, no one has actually ever used one since WWII.
And I've never seen the effect of a nuclear war, but I tend to believe even that wouldn't kill off every human.

Statek Im from the Internet
10/28/14 7:11 am

Do you not remember the Cold War and how easily that could have ruined everything?

JJJSchmidt San Marcos
10/28/14 7:21 am

Do I remember it? Can't say that I do. Have I studied it? Yes. And I don't believe we were actually close to killing all humans. Khrushchev was a dictator, but he wasn't suicidal.

ScrewU Gone
10/28/14 11:05 am

I remember it well. It was far more peaceful then than it is now.

Statek Im from the Internet
10/28/14 11:13 am

Yes, because two super powers on the verge of nuclear war is safe
Right now is the most peaceful time in human history, if you weren't aware

EarlyBird Portland
10/27/14 8:41 pm

I voted yes but see I got it wrong. :-/

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eLucidate writing
10/27/14 8:10 pm

Its true we do that, its not true we're the only ones.

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eLucidate writing
10/27/14 8:13 pm

Ones that have become extinct by overconsumption, poor migratory decisions, intra-species aggression, etc.

OhTheIrony Learning from you
10/27/14 8:16 pm

I was about to say exactly this.

suppressedID That is my secret Cap
10/27/14 9:03 pm

So...we are no better than stupid monkeys.