"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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I never asked him to. I liked the wine trick better.
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.
I wouldn't say that we're the only species. Some species eat their own.
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!
Yes some humans are very stupid
There are studies regarding the consciousness of other animals but I don't believe their awareness comes anywhere close to that of humans.
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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...
This exactly what I was going to say. Other animals are still self destructive, even if we're the only ones who realize it.
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).
Have you been in any of those bunkers? I've been in one. They aren't designed for generational survival, AFAIK.
We ate the only species that CONSCIOUSLY makes any decisions. On Earth.
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Do you actually think no other animal makes self aware decisions?
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.
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.
Do you not remember the Cold War and how easily that could have ruined everything?
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.
I remember it well. It was far more peaceful then than it is now.
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
I voted yes but see I got it wrong. :-/
Its true we do that, its not true we're the only ones.
What other species do this?
Ones that have become extinct by overconsumption, poor migratory decisions, intra-species aggression, etc.
I was about to say exactly this.
So...we are no better than stupid monkeys.