Are animals better than humans?

Maybe on one level they are. Each level of life on the earth-inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human-is more complex and possesses more qualities than the one(s) before it. Man has a trait that exists nowhere else in nature-ego. We also have the ability to remember the past and plan for the future.When

Are animals human?

Are animals human? No. Are humans animals? Yes. Think about it as a rectangle and a square. A square is a rectangle but a rectangle is not necessarily a square.Edit: The question was changed from

Are animals 'less conscious' than humans?

Consciousness is an incredibly complex matter and general answers usually do this subject grave injustice.I will try to answer your question to the best of my ability, while keeping the above in mind:Humans are not the only conscious animals. Scientific research suggests strongly that various primates, such

Are animals smarter than humans?

Humans are unique creatures, they are very intelligent far more than any other creature on earth. They are endowed with very powerful metal capabilities. The human is the only creature that has the tripartite makeup. The body, the soul and the

Are human and animals really different?

Humans are animals. This is a plain and simple fact. Humans are animals. We are not "really different." We are not different at all. We are animals.All the traits that define whether something is an animal, we possess them all.We like to place ourselves on a special pedestal and forget this simple fact because we have language and tools.We

Are humans evolving quicker than other species?

Yes.This is because there are so many more of us. This produces an even greater pool of variation for selection to act on.Note, however, that the selective forces are quite different today than they were 50,000 years ago. An obvious result is the changes in DNA frequency related to resisting diseases now found

Are humans more like animals or different?

Humans ARE animals! We are mammals just like a cat or a dog that have live births and lactate to feed them. It's always funny to me how easily humans forget they THEY are animals too with basic needs like the rest. When we don't consider ourselves animals, it's like

Are humans more than just intelligent animals?

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, people are believed to be 2-part souls:The planet provides the body.Heaven provides the spirit.Together, they make the human soul, or human being.The Human Being is defined as Heavenly Fire Acting on Energetic Water. Human beings are the connectors

Are humans natural herbivores?

No. Our teeth, digestive systems, everything indicates we're omnivores. That's what we evolved for.Did you know that digesting a cabbage, with out digestive tract, actually takes more energy than we get back? Cabbages are still good for the fibers and some of the things in them, but energy, we can't get enough from them. We also would starve when

Are humans the best animals?

That's the problem, where so damn good we don't know how to control it. We can find the most powerful excuses to abuse your young and hit them. We can find the strongest reasons to self terminates ourself. We can find the best reasons to cheat on our

Are humans the only animals who sweat through the skin?

No, they aren't.Horses sweat, in much the same manner that humans do, as do all primates. Dogs and cats lose excess heat through panting as well through their paws. Humans are simply more proficient at it than animals are, owing to the fact that we possess a greater number

Are humans the only species that get addicted to substances?

Definitely not! Read on!!Sydney has quite a rat problem. They arrived with the First Fleet and have been endemic in the dock areas ever since. They are pretty damn big,It has been discovered that not only does the rat poison "warfarin" not kill

Are humans the only species that menstruate?

Understanding menstruation as the discharge, through the vagina, of blood, secretions, and tissue debris derived from the involution of the endometrium at the end of an infertile reproductive cycle, there there is well-documented evidence that the catarrhines (humans, apes, and Old World monkeys) menstruate and that the strepsirrhines (e.g. lemurs and galagos) do not. The

Are there any species other than humans which caused extinction of other species?

Yes.Rabbits.Seems unlikely?Ask any Australian.Rabbits are not a native species of Australia, they were introduced there by European settlers.European rabbits first arrived in Australia with the First Fleet in 1788, but they only became a

Are we animals or humans?

Q: Are we animals or humans?Yes. We are humans, which are a type of animal.Here are your choices:Animals.Plants.Any of several kingdoms of microbes.We are not bacteria, viruses, archeobacteria or fungi (most of us). We are animals. We are mammals. We are primates. We

Can animals comprehend ideas?

Some can. My dog Mudge could understand (,comprehend,) my thought and action.Current dog Candy does not like water. Sometimes, I used to tease her that I will give water. It knows the words so well, that she use to react (,even when no pipevor other water source is around).I

Can animals enjoy music the same way as humans can?

When I have forgotten myself and started singing while I'm doing a menial task, my cat Juno comes to find me and gazes at me like I'm a magical being.I love cows and that they seemingly cannot resist walking across a field to say hi to you. Maybe that's

Can animals talk to one another?

In the sense of speaking with words to communicate ideas and abstract concepts, then No. They can't.But they can and do communicate quite effectively using a combination of grunts, screams and all varieties in between combined with body attitudes and facial expressions, they manage very well to get their meanings across, not only their own

Can humans ever talk to animals?

Yes its been done. More than one primate has been taught sign language. Probably the most famous was koko the gorilla (check out Wikipedia and YouTube). Koko was able to communicate at a surprisingly advanced level and demonstrated the ability to understand quite complex problems set up for her. Her

Can humans turn into animals?

Nope. We already are animals; we can't turn into something we actually are.If you mean can humans turn into some other genus or species of animal, then no. During our embryonic stage, our development mirrored the development of many different classes of animals, at

Do animals communicate better than humans?

I'm not a scientist per say but, personally I believe animals communicate much better with eachother, (within same species of course), than humans do. Animals are more instinctual in their interactions and communication with eachother. I highly doubt one possum tells a joke in front of a group of possums and a

Do animals feel rhythm like humans do?

If by rhythm you mean the urge to move to a beat, the answer is almost never. Birds are an exception. This link features a summary of animal dance research and a video of a parrot rocking out to the Backstreet Boys: 

Do animals think like humans?

Each animal species has a unique way of problem solving, even further than that would be specific breeds think differently and act/react differently.I am no expert in psychology, however i am willing to bet each individual human has a unique way of thinking. My reasoning is if everyone thought the same, we would be equal

Do any animals besides humans have morals?

Animals have this to a degree. And it depends on the species. For example, any socially sentient species will not go to another rival of the same species' herd, pack, you name it. They generally will not trespass, steal, or kill the group member except out of desperation. A pride of lions will not go to another

Do polar bears ever eat humans?

One thing we did when I was a zookeeper to help pass the time during cleaning was to imagine what would happen if the animals got out into the enclosure while we were out there. The polar bears were ones that we knew would eat us before we even knew what was happening.I remember one day there was

Do you think humans are superior to all animals? Why or why not?

The problem with heirarchical views of species is that notions of "superiority", or even "fitness" in evolutionary theory, is relative to some teleological value: what is the goal of all species? A species could only be superior with respect to some

How are animals better than humans?

In certain Aspects - Animals will Definitely be Far Better Off than Humans -The Animals will have a much more Keener Sense of Smell like in Dogs, Ability to See Longer distances like in Kites, Eagles, Albatross, In Animals like Cats they will know how to Anticipate and Move quickly - Their Agility is incomparable with Humans -

How come most animals can understand commands from humans but can't speak?

Please see my answer on the topic of animal language: Kilo Victor's answer to What separates humans from other animals? We used to think it was using tools, being self-aware, language but now we know some animals do these things too.

How does human endurance compare to animals'?

The athletically active human being stores additional energy in their butts (not kidding) that other animals proportionately cannot. While an animal built to run at greater speeds can successfully get away from a human being with limited acceleration, a human being as an experienced hunter and athlete can track them while running

How humans are different from animals?

Basically we humans are also animals. We are just the most advanced creatures on the planet. I will try to put some points for the differentiation between animals and humans.We heve been gifted with high level of intelligence whereas animals are not.Our posture is vertical while it is horizontal in animals.Animals have accessory

How strong are gibbons compared to humans?

Define ‘strong'.If by ‘strong' you mean ‘can a Gibbon give me an ass whuppin' ?' The answer is yes, probably.The average adult Rhesus monkey can give an average human plenty of grief (the author found this out first hand two years previously).Only the timely application of my beloved Photron tripod

How strong are humans compared to other animals?

Well, compared to animals of comparable size and weight, your typical (contemporary) human is a useless chunk of lard. We are weaker, slower, we don't endure long enough...Have you ever tried to give a cat a bath? They typically don't like it much and

How strong is a baboon compared to a human?

This greatly depends upon the Baboon and the Human. I did some more researching on this and came to the conclusion that most of the reports on how strong chimps, apes, baboons, and such are considerably exaggerated. 20 years after Bauman's experiments, Glen Finch did a more scientifically accurate measuring of chimpanzee strength and found that pound

Humans share a large amount of DNA with other animals, how well does studying their behaviors translate to usable information for understanding human behavior?

I don't think we know enough yet about which genes have any influence on behaviour. Behaviour is very complex, and arising from the entire organisms systems working together. We are only just beginning to discover which genes control the production of certain hormones or neurotransmitters, and those in turn would

If all animals suddenly gained human intelligence, which species would come on top in a world wide war for dominance?

A very good question and one which I remember being posed years ago: I think it was in BBC Science Magazine Focus.Anyhow the answer mentioned (and one which I believe in) is the answer to this question would be (drum

Is intelligence a sign of evolution and is there any species of animals that might have larger intelligence than humans?

All life is a sign of evolution. Intelligence isn't any more or less a sign of it than stupidity. A worm is just as a evolved as a human. As is a begonia. Evolution doesn't have a direction or a goal. That's one of the major

Is it true that animals can sense fear in humans?

Of course. They can also sense joy; unhappiness; anxiety; anger; contentment; benevolence; and so on. Some animals have highly developed scent detection, and human emotions, including fear, have a scent. Dogs, for example, do this, some breeds among them are wizards at scenting. I am more familiar with mammals. Animals also sense the electromagnetic energy and mood a

Is there any difference between humans and animals nowadays?

It depends on the circumstances like for example- in knowledge and implementing we have to say humans are growing enormously well, but also we have to consider the dark side terrorism, terrorists are more ferocious than are premium animals which include lions, tigers and cheetas and targets

Other than humans, what animals are self-aware?

The best test for self-awareness that we have right now is called the ‘mirror test.' It involves introducing an animal to a mirror, then placing a mark somewhere on the animal's body (using the face) where it can only see the mark using the mirror.If

We as human, if more babies are delivered, take utmost care with more medical attention for the weakest where as in animal kingdom, what makes the mother animal to swallow it's own weakest baby?

There are a lot of animals who do that. It is not even restricted to mothers eating their kids, it is also seen where o e baby is eaten by his/her brothers and sisters. And all this is to increase the odds of the survival of their own and their offsprings. Some

What animals, besides humans, exercise recreationally for personal benefit?

Pretty much any mammalian predator, mind you they don't exercise the same way we do.For example; bear cubs, lion cubs, wolf pups, dogs, and cats routinely play fight with one another. This allows them to hone/maintain their skills as well as build muscle mass

What animals perform oral sex?

As a matter of pure biology, many animal species lick each other's genitals in certain situations but not usually to give each other pleasure as people do. There is an interesting exception to that pattern but first, let's review more typical behaviors.Wolves lick each other's genitals for social

What are the similarities between human and animal communication?

Take a look at this answer to another question that is very closely related to yours. Terry Rankin's answer to Why is it inappropriate to call animal communication a language?If you want further clarification beyond that response, post a comment reply to this answer

What do humans do that are similar to wild animals?

I read the other answers, and I think you should put them together and make one answer of them.Ok my turn. People are evolved from animals. And so have a lot of common traits. ie the brain. Similar brains give rise to similar behavior. Do to space and my

What happens if every other species of animals on this earth goes into extinction, except human beings? Can human beings still survive?

Probably not. The reason behind this one is, all the plants and animals including humans, play an important role in maintaining the ecological balance. For an example, trees need Co2 to do photosynthesis. How could humans alone exhale such enornimous ammount of Co2 ??? There animals help us. They too exhale Co2. As a result, the living organisms

What is one of the things that humans do that animals don't?

Play video games?My babiesMannimalsThey eat sleep fight play , and sleep more .Then when I let them run around the bathroom with the door closedThey run hide and stick under the furnitureThen slowly come out and explore aroundAlways the same routineWhilst I :ReadWatch MoviesRead againPlay

What is that which all humans have but no animals have?

Human Beings have The Power of Reasoning and Discrimination between Good and Bad - Whereas an Animal can Behave as it likes in any place, with anyone and An Animal's Behaviour Need not be Ethical or Moral with Respect to a Human's Judgment, or Thought

What is the difference between Human and animal? Is human a animal or animal is human?

Humans are supposed to be higher version of animals. Or you can say humans are highest form of living being.This is because humans are born with four powers, self awareness, imagination, conscience and independent will.We are aware of our emotions and can control them.We

What is the difference between humans and other animals?

you can answer this in so many ways:some may answer

What is the Major difference between Human & Animals?

A2A.Major differences between human and animals:-A human is more intelligent than any other animal.Humans have evolved such that they lack a post - anal tail, while all other chordates have post - anal tails. In humans, the tail is just a shortened bone and is known as

What makes wild animals like apes and wild cats naturally strong compared to strong humans?

It's a very good question, particularly with regards to chimpanzees, because they are so close to us. The reason for their strength lies partly in their more powerfully built musculature, but also on their nervous system. Their muscles are not capable of finely tuned movements, like ours, but they are instead wired for strength. Their muscles respond

What separates humans from animals? Why are we so different from them?

All animals are different! The particular features that characterize we snoutless apes are attributable to the unique technological niche which we occupy. Here's how it came about:You may be surprised to learn that our own most significant adaptations happen to

What separates humans from non-human animals?

Many members of the species Homo sapiens delusionally and falsely believed/believes/will believe (often enforced by theistic/religious beliefs) that our species is the

What single animal had killed the most humans?

You might be tempted to say other humans. We certainly kill each other like there's no tomorrow, right?Well, you'd be wrong.How about wild animals, sharks or snakes? They're certainly scary. If you stop think

What wild animals are afraid of humans?

An easier way to put the question might be

Which animal encounter would give humans the lowest chance of survival?

Insects are a vector for so many diseases. As a whole, insects are responsible for spreading more disease and killing more humans than any other group of animals.Surprisingly, some of the most dangerous animals to humans are herbivores/mostly herbaceous. These are two of the most dangerous large creatures.#1 killer worldwide is the

Which animals are more dangerous in Europe? Which animals kill the most humans in Europe?

I imagine cows kill more people than any other animal. I can't find any stats for Europe or the UK but I have seen that cows kill more humans worldwide than any other animal (excluding microorganisms/parasites like malaria etc) and I believe it. They can be surprisingly aggressive when they are with their young if

Which are the Ten most dangerous snakes for human beings?

Most dangerous snakes in the worldTo determine how dangerous a snake is, experts look at mortality, the efficiency of venom delivery, the toxicity of venom, and the snake's behavior when it encounters humans. The origin of venomous snakes can be traced back to

Which emotions do humans have but animals don't?

Until epistemologists are satisfied that parapsychologists have found a true case of mutual telepathy we will not know with anything approaching certainty that one human knows that another human feels the same gamut of emotions.  Research into the psychology of emotions and the physiology and neurology of emotions is still a new area only

Why are human babies so difficult to handle compared to infants of animals?

Human babies are so difficult to handle compared to animal babies because the human infants cannot perceive the world at an early age like the animal babies do. This is due to the fact that the brain of human infants is quite underdeveloped as compared to

Why are humans animals, but animals are not humans?

This question opens the door to a range of responses.One is purely biological. "Animals" are not humans for the same reason that humans are not birds, and kangaroos are not fish, and elephants are not gorillas. Each species has its

Why are humans attracted to baby animals?

Let me describe what a baby is like to a man. It smells funny. It doesn't talk. It's helpless. It's FREAKING ANNOYING. It consumes your resources. It consumes your wife's time. It hijacks her breasts. It traumatizes her female parts, putting a hiatus on your happy-fun-times with her. It competes with you for her attention. It literally shits

Why are humans called humans and animals called animals? And if any animal developed intelligence close to a human, would they no longer be called an animal?

Why are humans called humans and animals called animals? And if any animal developed intelligence close to a human, would they no longer be called an animal?There are thousands of kinds of animal: elephant, dog, fox, human, gorilla, bear... This is one use of the word human: a common name for one particular species of animal to distinguish it

Why are humans such different animals?

Why do you think humans are "such different animals"?Humans aren't that different than other animals. We have a backbone, two eyes, four appendages, a nose a mouth and a butthole, pretty much all mammals share this trait.If you want to be more specific,

Why are humans the only animals that can speak?

Humans are not the only animals that can speak.Humans are the only animals that can speak words, as we define words.Almost every animal speaks. Go out of your house in the morning and listen to the birds talking. Each bird knows what another is saying, and there are a hundred conversations going on at

Why can't animals speak like humans?

You may be surprised to learn that it is essentially derives from the fact that we have extraordinarily complex hands.WHAT? !!!Let me explain:All animals are

Why can't animals speak the way human beings speak?

Animals can communicate like us, only it is not what you think. They communicate psychically without words but they send you messages according to how you receive.In my case I have knowing and feeling. I sometines see things but mostly what I receive is through feelings and impressions. They either light up parts of my body or send

Why can't chimpanzees speak like humans?

Several reasons. First, understand that humans, like all other animals, DO have instincts. (And contrary to popular ideas, they generally obey them, too). One of the most critical human instincts when it comes to your question, is the instinct of humans to acquire and use

Why do humans kill animals for fun?

Pretty much the same reason other animals kill each other for fun, especially predators (and humans are predators). Predators have strong instincts for hunting, capturing, and killing prey. They enjoy each step of that process, because it's a survival advantage to enjoy it - it induces them to do it more often, and removes

Why do humans need other animals?

Why do humans need other animals? We city folks call animals that live with us pets.  They provide company for old folks whose kids have moved on with their lives, and don't visit much.  Because we become so attached to our animals, we call their devotion to us love.  Whether this

Why do some people not consider humans to be animals?

The answer lies in the fact that we are unique. While we share many of the same biological processes as other mammals, we are the only species to have made any technological or cultural advancements whatsoever. We are also the only ones to question morality or existentialism. If we are indeed animals, then why should we care if

Why don't humans have the natural ability to swim like other animals?

I'm going to assume the question is asking why humans need to be taught how to swim while almost all other animals can swim instinctively. Humans apparently share our lack of innate swimming ability with the other apes (chimpanzees,  gorillas,  etc). 

Why don't animals care about their fitness?

Talking about wild animals, their diets are still composed of whole natural foods. They still hunt for their food. A snow leapord must always be fit to get its natural diet everyday.Coming to domesticated animals, their diets or exercise routine depend on owners choice. There have been incidences

Why is there such a huge difference in intelligence between people and animals?

It is likely the same sort of reason there is a huge difference between a peacocks tail and that of other birds. I'll get back to this later.This question is a variation of why there is such marked differences between animals ... for

Would Zombies really be able to hunt wild animals?

I would think the only way a zombie could successfully hunt wild animals would be if years had passed and the zombies were a regular sight and animals were used to zombies being among them. If zombies were not constantly chasing them, they could at some point conceivably be able to get close enough to them,

Aliens visit Earth and declare a Free For All. Every single creature larger than an ant suddenly becomes extremely aggressive to other species, is able to develop basic tactics and feels the need to conquer. How do we fare?

They're all dead. We have far too much knowledge and materials (and the use of opposable thumbs) to die easily. Remember, knowledge is half of the war won, and we have loads of knowledge on most things larger than an ant of a biological nature already. We know their weaknesses, we

Are animals besides humans capable of self-reflection?

In a way, yes. Animals are capable of learning from their mistakes, which in its own way is (a kind of) self-reflection; they recognized what they did wrong and made sure that they didn't do that same thing again. But as for personal thought about

Are animals better than humans or equal?

Animals are living creatures too. Why Humans feel they are Better is beyond me. Man kind would be nowhere if other types of animals did not exis. It is just as bad killing an animal than it is to kill human, it is simply murder. Kill one ant by accident is

Are animals better than humans?

Maybe on one level they are. Each level of life on the earth-inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human-is more complex and possesses more qualities than the one(s) before it. Man has a trait that exists nowhere else in nature-ego. We also have the ability to remember the past and plan for the future.When an animal harms another

Are animals human?

Are animals human? No. Are humans animals? Yes. Think about it as a rectangle and a square. A square is a rectangle but a rectangle is not necessarily a square.Edit: The question was changed from

Are animals 'less conscious' than humans?

Consciousness is an incredibly complex matter and general answers usually do this subject grave injustice.I will try to answer your question to the best of my ability, while keeping the above in mind:Humans are not the only conscious animals. Scientific research suggests strongly

Are animals smarter than humans?

Humans are unique creatures, they are very intelligent far more than any other creature on earth. They are endowed with very powerful metal capabilities. The human is the only creature that has the tripartite makeup. The body, the soul and the spirit. All is the human components.How can we compare the intelligence of

Are any animals other than humans actually conscious?

Not only are the vast majority of animals conscious (not all - remember, jellyfish, which have no brains, and sponges, are also animals), but several species are self-aware.Animals with brains and nervous systems are conscious.  Consciousness is essentially what a brain is for.  This means they are

Are dogs better than humans?

Is someone really expecting a no ?? If yes, just don't read it further. My opinion is never going to change even after 100 years ( I don't think I'll be alive till then)Dogs>>>>>>>>>>>>> HumansIn the span of 20 years I have came across many humans and many dogs as well.

Are human and animals really different?

Humans are animals. This is a plain and simple fact. Humans are animals. We are not "really different." We are not different at all. We are animals.All the traits that define whether something is an animal, we possess them all.We like to place ourselves on a special pedestal and forget this simple fact because we have language

Are human animals morally superior to non-human animals?

No. Superiority in that sense is flawed because morality is a human concept. Most animals don't know the difference between good and bad. Pretty much everything they must do to survive in their environment, they were born with, and that's called instinct. The ferocious animal instinctively kills

Are human beings animals who don't want to be animals?

Within the language of your question you used the word

Are human beings better than animals?

This is more of a moral question, but I'm on the opinion that humans are far more important and better than non-human creatures.First off, we are at the top of the food chain. Do you see, say tigers, ruling the world? No. We took land since we could even form tribes

Are humans and animals the same?

Well, I wouldn't say all of you dress up! But seriously, are you asking if humans are animals? If so, the answer is yes-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s!!!Scientists describe virtually everything that is alive as animal or plant. So, if you're not a plant then you are an animal! In fact, you are a specific kind of animal called

Are humans evolving quicker than other species?

Yes.This is because there are so many more of us. This produces an even greater pool of variation for selection to act on.Note, however, that the selective forces are quite different today than they were 50,000 years ago. An obvious result is the changes in DNA frequency related to resisting diseases now found in urban environments as opposed

Are humans more emotional than animals?

That is very difficult to determine .. it is true that we seem to be more emotional than them , but that is from our perspective of what emotion looks like . Animals do not have the same facial muscles as us so do not exhibit emotional cues in the same we do .I have three dogs and four

Are humans more 'important' than animals?

I think that there IS an absolut answer on the principle level, but doubt we can come to it. That depends on whether animals' consciousness is similar to humans' and if their suffering is just as terrible. Intelligent animals like dolphins and monkeys are likely to be similar to humans. Dogs can read humans' emotions and

Are humans more like animals or different?

Humans ARE animals! We are mammals just like a cat or a dog that have live births and lactate to feed them. It's always funny to me how easily humans forget they THEY are animals too with basic needs like the rest. When we don't consider ourselves animals, it's like we Are

Are humans more than just intelligent animals?

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, people are believed to be 2-part souls:The planet provides the body.Heaven provides the spirit.Together, they make the human soul, or human being.The Human Being is defined as Heavenly Fire Acting on Energetic Water. Human beings are the connectors of Heaven and Earth.The spirit can only reside unadulterated in the hollow

Are humans the best animals?

That's the problem, where so damn good we don't know how to control it. We can find the most powerful excuses to abuse your young and hit them. We can find the strongest reasons to self terminates ourself. We can find the best reasons to cheat on our supposed soul mates. We

Are humans the only animal that kills for pleasure?

There are many animals that kill 'but not for food'.  Young animals hunt and kill to learn. They need to learn, even when they are not hungry, so that they will know how to hunt and kill when they are starving. You can see this