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Praetorianus May 24th, 2017 3:39am

Are comparisons between humans and animals more accurately defined by basic similarities or fundamental differences?

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cyanospool The Deep North
05/24/17 2:39 pm

I guess the biggest comparison would be the fact that taxonomically, humans are animals. So I would say similarities. Going by genus (since that's the most specialized taxonomic rank in which we are the only living members currently), we differ from animals of other genuses roughly as much as different animal genuses differ from each other.

05/24/17 4:20 am

All information is by way of contrast.

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
05/23/17 9:46 pm

I can neither defend or define that answer

cyanospool The Deep North
05/24/17 2:41 pm

Considering how little we understand about what consciousness is in its entirety, it's possible that plants could.

truspec Texas
05/23/17 9:11 pm

There are so many similarities. It's easier to point out the differences

Praetorianus Fair enough.
05/23/17 8:46 pm

A valid argument can be made for both.
I'd say anatomy, reproduction, metabolism etc is similar to animals so I go with similarity but acknowledge our mental capabilities have no equal on Earth. Even chimps can't post on SoH 😊