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Why are humans special and different from every other animal that has lived on Earth the last 500 million years or so?
What is your threshold for recorded history? Written language? Pleistocene cave art? What is it that YOU are willing to accept as a historical record?
If your cutoff for acceptable method of recording is written language, how much evolution do you expect to see in less than 6 KA? Do you understand that there are genetic differences and changes in you that did not exist in your own parents? Evolution, in simplified terms, is a measurement of the change in allele frequency over time.
originally posted by: spy66
Humans have always been different from day one, we have never been like the other animals.
We humans have always been self aware in a much different way than the basic instincts animals live by.
We were also build different if i can put it in that perspective, than any other animal. Every animal species have their specific way of living, non of them are exactly the same. Each one live by their restrictions of self awarenes and ability to think and cope with specific situations. The same goes for us humans. I have seen that in survival training many times. Even the strongest man fall short because he/she cant make good cals for them selves.
Moste humans wont make it today if they are stripped naked and put in the Woods With out tools a Cold night in april without basic training, and forced to make it on their own for 7 days. But some actually do because they have the ability to think and act accordingly to the situation they are in. And they have the ability to withstand the pain on the body and mind.
One of Our moste important basic insiticts are to listen to Our body and mind. You wont survive if you dont. You wont make it a night in the Woods naked in april if you dont. Your mind will just shut Down bit by bit as Your body temprature is being reduced by the Cold temprature you are exposed to.
If you try this you will see that i am not joking. Surviving is not a joke and it is not easy. But if you make it a night naked without any Tools in -4 to +4 degrees. You will learn that you will move on, because Your mind and body will nag at you to move on to the NeXT task. You wont sleep much becasue you will die if you do. And that is what Your body and mind is telling you.
. Becuae of the surplus we dont need to listen to Our basic survival Instincts.
There is no doubt that there is genestic differences between us. But non that have changed us in such a way that we differ from the first humans.
Only our mind (thoughts) and our facial and body appearance makes us different from one another. And it always have, and it still does today. But not to such an extent that we wouldnt recognize one another as humans. No animal are the same either, they differ just like us.
If we had the ability to og back in time 500 million years. We would not go to live with the apes. No animal has ever tried to fit in and live with a different Group of species, not even 500 million years ago. Not even humans. We have forced other species to live With us under Our care.
originally posted by: spy66
a reply to: peter vlar
Humans have always been different from day one, we have never been like the other animals. We humans have always been self aware in a much different way than the basic instincts animals live by.
originally posted by: Barcs
originally posted by: selfharmonise
Why are there still Europeans if Americans evolved from them?
Or better yet, why are there still religious trolls, when their arguments have been debunked for 20+ years?
originally posted by: secretboss
Why are there still monkeys? Shouldnt they have all "evolved" into humans, or human-like beings by now?
How come chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and other types of monkeys aren't building their own primitive civilizations? Where are their cave paintings?
If evolution was true, shouldnt monkeys be resembling primitive cavemen by now?