reply to post by MentalData
you don't even have a grasp of basic biology to continue this conversation. Much less argue against evolution. Understand more about species before
making such claims.
Your pathetic attempt to explain away the similiarties to try to make your differences seem effective is just sad.
We are animals, we are mammals, deal with it.
To think we are any more is an egotistical and elitist viewpoint that we are more privelaged and its an outmoded way of thinking.
Our success is due to our (evolved vocal cords) and communication skills, and our ability to raise children for 18 years that gives time to pass on
more information. As oppossed to two.
To say we have differences is like saying the platypus isn't an animal because it isn't like the others. You would also have to throw in
elephants(who have memories we could only dream of) marsupials, the panda bear. and a dozen other unique animals.
The whales closest living relative is the hippo, completely different animals, both mammals.Both decended from some funky deer.
The elephant is a decendant from a shrew of all things. But is related to the manatee. Again, both completely different animals.
So really, animals have come much further then us evolution wise, since we still look like the chimp and have a lot of the same behaviors, whether you
want to believe it or not.
BTW, as for the sex thing, no animal is thinking about procreation when mating.
Even moral awareness has been proven in other primate species. So we are not even unique in that.
There are huge differences between a primate and a cow, sorry charlie but they are both mammals, just like us.
And just because one mammal, us, and another mammal, don't look alike, doesn't make us a non mammal.
My six year old has a better grasp on this.
The definition of an animal:
1: any of a kingdom (Animalia) of living things including many-celled organisms and often many of the single-celled ones (as protozoans) that
typically differ from plants in having cells without cellulose walls, in lacking chlorophyll and the capacity for photosynthesis, in requiring more
complex food materials (as proteins), in being organized to a greater degree of complexity, and in having the capacity for spontaneous movement and
rapid motor responses to stimulation
So unless we turn green from photosynthesis, we are an animal.