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 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 humans the most intelligent species on Earth?

I wonder if we're really sophisticated enough to recognise intelligence that isn't our own.For example, the Pioneer Probe left the solar system carrying a laser disc full of information about us (plus a bit of whale song) in case it bumped into somebody "intelligent".  This whale song was

Assuming that humans will go extinct, what is the best way that we can pass information to the next intelligent species on the Earth a few hundred million years from now?

I don't think I could do better than the aliens in Footfall, by Niven and Pournelle. They left a series of books made of platinum hidden all over the planet. Go read it.Alternatively, the aliens in The Mote in God's Eye, by Niven and Pournelle,

Do humans attack and kill their own species more than other species?

No. In fact we are a very non-violent species.Average annual murder rate for humans is currently between 4/100 000 and 6/100 000. The number of death in genocide and wars is inferior to 100 000 per year. For 7 000 000 000 humans, this adds 1.42

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 exclusive homosexuality common within other species?

Apparently so:  Roy and Silo  Sheep, too, apparently:  "One species in which exclusive homosexual orientation occurs, however, is that of domesticated sheep (Ovis aries).[9][10] "About 10% of rams (males) refuse to mate with ewes (females) but do readily mate with other rams."[10]"  (~wikipedia)

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 there ever going to be a species that will evolve and develop intelligence just like the humans did?

We humans are exceptionally intelligent. We're also exceptionally proud of our intelligence. As a consequence, we sometimes commit the fallacy that intelligence is an extremely important trait for survival. I'm sure if lions had access to Quora, they'd write questions like

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 would be the next dominant species on Earth if humans were to disappear, would this next animal adapt to use our technology or create its own?

Evolution is wonderfully unpredictable. A million years ago, if you were plopped down in Africa and asked which animal would soon become the dominant species, I pretty much guarantee you wouldn't have selected the soft little hominid with the big head and funny gait. So any answer you get is going to be highly speculative.The reason

Which animal species exhibit homosexual behaviors during times of overpopulation?

Your question's not specific. After a literal reading I'd be tempted to say "all", because I know of no animal species where their members engage in homnosexual behaviour turning it off during overpopulation times.But it seems to me

While homosexuality is prevalent in the animal kingdom with homosexual acts observed in over 1600 species, does gender dysphoria exist in animal species as well?

Homosexual acts are common among animals, but homosexuality is found in one species. Homosexual orientation, or any sexual orientation, requires self-identification and this, in turn, requires self-consciousness. Only one species is known to be self conscious.The same is true for gender dysphoria. You can find many animals

Would animals be smart enough to realize that cars are controlled by humans or would they believe them to be some other species?

We do not know how animals comprehend the difference between other animals and machines, but many laboratory test have been interpreted as animals distinguishing between inanimate and animate objects. Still, both monkeys and humans will form attachments to soft cuddly dolls.I doubt any species

Are any species evolving toward intelligence on our level?

Evolution has no goal, so no species evolves toward anything but fitting its environmental niche best.  If intelligence becomes an advantage for some species, the genetic change for that - in that species - will dominate the older genome.  If stupidity becomes a

Are humans considered to be invasive species?

We humans invented the term "invasive species", to label species that we ourselves have directly or indirectly introduced in an environment where the species was not found before, and as a consequence of this introduction, the species causes harm to the environment, other species, or

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 speeding up the evolution of intelligence in other species?

Absolutely yes they are. For example Racoons that can open up garbage cans with their

Are humans the best adapting species of animal ever?

The modern human has been around for about 200,000 years. The fact that we're smarter and more technologically adept than any species to ever walk the earth may have some bearing on our adaptability. But, it's a double-edged sword. We're also the

Are humans the cruelest species on Earth?

It's quite difficult to create a scale to weigh cruelty, so this is hardly an objective question. Beyond a doubt, other species can be cruel, and quite deliberately so. Some likely are much more cruel, on average, than humans. (While some individual humans are tremendously cruel, the average person really isn't

Are humans the only species that lie?

Definetly not. Animals lie all the time, it is very essential for the survival of billions of species :Mimicry and camouflage : Animals lie about their appearence.Feign Death. Animals lie about being dead.Concealment. Animals lie about their location.Disctraction displays. Animals lie to a predator to lure them away from their offspring. For example : Birds feign injury to get

Are humans the only species to attempt to save other species from extinction?

Yes.There is no reason to think any other animal even understands the concepts involved, much less puts its own resources into trying to prevent the extinction of another species.An individual animal may on rare occasions delibetately take action to protect an individual of a different species, but that is not the same thing.As for the idea

Are humans the only species to evolve?

Absolutely not. Evolution is a natural process by which every living being on earth adapts itself to the changing environment. Starting from a microscopic unicellular bacteria to us humans every living being has undergone evolution in order to maintain a near equilibrium with the environment.  For example: we

Are there any human species that have gone extinct?

There have been several human-like species that have existed on earth for the last 2 million years and all of them are extinct. But there have been only four human species including Homo sapiens, and three of them are extinct. The three extinct species are Homo

Are there any species whose extinction would benefit humans?

Mosquitos, lice, bedbugs, cockroaches, mice, rats, fleas, internal parasites of all descriptions (nematodes, tapeworms, flukes, etc.), disease-causing bacteria .. the list could go on and on.The extinction of some, mice and rats in particular, would have a detrimental effect on other species that prey

Are there any species with more than two sexes? If not, is there any specific reason for nature to stop at two sexes only?

I'm answering for the recently-merged question Why isn't there a third (or more) gender in nature? Is that a possibility?Hundreds of species have more than two genders. Arguably the best known is in coho salmon, where there is a single female gender and two male genders,

Are there intelligent species beyond our galaxy?

Yes in and beyond our galaxy. Read the following for an update:There are two main categories of aliens (extraterrestrials)a)Humanoids born on planet like us, For your information there are more than 5.4 trillions planets that are or have been inhabited

Are there snake species that are friendly to human beings?

I own a corn snake, and he is my first reptile. As others have said, snakes are not 'friendly' the way dogs or cats or birds can be, but they can grow used to you, and be 'friendly' in the sense

Are there species that have a type of intelligence that's higher or different than us humans?

The many similar questions elicit my standard response, which I hope will be helpful in your ruminations:The vague and silly anthropocentric word "intelligence" and its derivatives are responsible for much of the muddle-headed thinking on this and related topics. It has an immense spectrum of meanings,

Are we humans a programmed species?

Absolutely.Schools, toys, television programming (it's called that for a reason I guess) books, papers, magazines, billboards, social media, radio, cinema, are all vehicles used to carefully program us into what consumerist and socially preferred direction governing bodies and those who monetarily profit from specific behaviours wish to implement.

Are we humans the most intelligent species on Earth?

I wonder if we're really sophisticated enough to recognise intelligence that isn't our own.For example, the Pioneer Probe left the solar system carrying a laser disc full of information about us (plus a bit of whale song) in case it bumped into somebody "intelligent".  This whale song was obviously made by one of

Assuming that humans will go extinct, what is the best way that we can pass information to the next intelligent species on the Earth a few hundred million years from now?

Your question could be labeled as moot because in a few million years chances are very good that the sun will have increased its energy output by a couple of percent and the oceans would now be in the process of

At some point in the future will evolve a new intelligent species similar to humans?

There would have to be some significant evolutionary leap for a new species to spring into existence. However, I have a suspicion that given time, a widening of intelligence is likely to be seen; mostly because natural selection isn't removing many low intelligence people. The human race is becoming more intelligent (as an average; The Flynn Effect)

Besides humans, are there any animals in nature where the fattest, heaviest individual among its species was over 7 times heavier than its average adult counterpart?

Besides instances of hive queens (like ants, termites, etc.) I'd say no.Every animal on Earth besides humans have to either hunt their food or are hunted for food. Either you have to chase down and physically kill something that doesn't want to be caught

Besides humans, which species have the lowest chance of extinction?

So glad you asked, the most common animal in itself is the worm. However, if you were wondering what group of animals are the most common, (which does include the worm) they are called nematodes. Coincidentally, The most common organism in the world is also a worm that lives

Can one species of animals communicate with animals of another species?

Scientists have observed many different types of species communicating with each other in a variety of ways. One interesting example is the communication between spiny-tailed iguanas and paradise flycatchers in Madagascar. Even though the iguanas don't communicate vocally, they have

Can species that become extinct be replaced?

Can species that become extinct be replaced?Not in the way you might be angling at, in our current state of knowledge. We are not ready to clone extinct animals or plants from DNA present in fossil remains. Maybe one day.But if

Could another species on earth evolve to have human-like intelligence?

This is a very tough question to answer actually but let me tell you what methods you can use to actually get an idea about the answer.Let me ask you this : What is the chance of E. Coli Strain

Could two species merge into one species through convergent evolution?

Two species can merge through hybridization, or through obligate endosymbiosis. It's unlikely this would happen through convergent evolution.Convergent evolution happens when different lineages independently acquire the same adaptations. Importantly, this convergence usually happens at the phenotypic level, not at the genetic level. That is,

Did animals evolve from plants?

Animals and plants are both Eukaryotes. Eukaryotes arose when an anaerobic(cannot use oxygen) Prokaryote engulfed an aerobic (can use oxygen to produce energy) prokaryote. Instead oe being eaten, the engulfed individual formed a symbiotic relationship with its new host and eventually evolved into the Mitochondrion: essentially the power plant of the cell.

Did humans evolve from other species?

Original question: Did humans evolve from other species?Yes, but not any of the living species. The species that we see around the world today are all descended from shared ancestors, so the relationship between modern species is analogous to the relationship between increasingly distant cousins (first cousin, second cousin,

Disclaimer: this is not a racist question. The modern human is homo sapiens, so are the different races simply sub-species? Are there any other species in the animal kingdom that have the equivalent of "races"?

No the different races aren't sub-species. The distinctions we currently make in regard to race aren't actually different enough to be considered as separate races from a biological standpoint.Race (human categorization) - Wikipedia explains:Modern scholarship regards race as a social

Do animals find babies of other species cute?

Have you ever seen the video showing a female leopard killing a female baboon, then realizing there's a newborn baby still clinging to his just-killed mom's fur? That's the first thing I thought of when I read your question.It's difficult to say if animals find babies of other species

Do animals from different species effectively communicate with each other?

There are many examples of animals from different species communicating with each other to the benefit of both. Many of these examples are different species of animals recognizing each other's alarm calls. Communication doesn't have to be vocal. Bacteria communicate with the

Do any animal species mate with another animal species?

To procreate is to reproduce. In other words, to procreate is a more formal way of saying "making babies." ... That's a clue that this word is about making something, in this case, making more creatures. In biology, procreation is typically called reproduction. so according to nature it is not possible, however man has tried a lot to

Do humans attack and kill their own species more than other species?

No. In fact we are a very non-violent species.Average annual murder rate for humans is currently between 4/100 000 and 6/100 000. The number of death in genocide and wars is inferior to 100 000 per year. For 7 000 000 000 humans, this adds 1.42 death for 100 000

Do humans think of themselves as the most superior species?

It depends on what we mean by superior and also what angle you're coming from but yes I think we generally think we are superior but then again every species including insects who adapt well to their environment will feel

Do politics exist in non-human species?

Definitely, though not necessarily democracy. In all sorts of mammalian species that form groups with alpha members there are exchanges of power. The old pride leader gets beat to shit by one of his sons or an outsider, and gets replaced. Some species of animals even exile the alpha female. Sometimes these coups

Do you believe that humans are the superior species on earth?

Superiority is a human concept. We've cleverly defined words like ‘intelligence', ‘success', ‘dominance', and ‘superior' in such a way that clearly denotes that humans fulfil all of them. It's a species-wide exercise in narcissism, when you think about it.There's this idea floating around that evolution has a goal,

Do you think we'll ever be in contact with another "advanced" species like ours? We're just apes that drive cars but honestly is there some like us out there or most likely bacteria or other lesser life

No, not unless we can radically improve our speed of travel in space or somehow develop faster than light communication.The nature of our Electro-Magnetic communications is that they are limited to light speed and mostly become undetectable outside of 100 light

Genuine question: is homosexuality in a population (any animal species) detrimental to survival? Homosexuality can not naturally produce offspring, thus affects G adversely.

Homosexuality like any other undesirable mutations are usually not helpful in the survival of a species, will not be selected by

Has any other species caused the extinction of another species?

Yes - absolutely, all the time.Species is a very lose term, and any animal can fairly quickly split and find any number of different niche survival strategies that in a relatively short time would cause us to consider it many multiple species.The vast majority of those diverging species will always die out - and they'll do

Has the human species hindered the uprise of another species?

I would say we have. Take for example the Neanderthals for some reason weather it be Evolutionary or Homo Sapiens led to their destruction Humans probably had a big role in their downfall. Now other than that we have no significant proof, but if there were to be another

How are humans affecting the evolution of other species?

We are currently ending the evolution of a multitude of creatures on Earth using the following methods:-Outright extinction via over hunting, over fishing, over harvesting.  -Delayed extinction via reducing a population to such a small size that it is no longer genetically viable. Such a population

How come humans are the only species to have evolved to our current level of intelligence? Even when there are species older than us like sharks?

Being in the right place at the right time.  Our primate ancestors, climbing trees and picking fruit, had very dexterous bodies.  We were adaptive, opportunistic and highly social, not in a rigid way like ants, but in a complex interdependent way.  We needed large brains to keep track of our social obligations, status,

How did humans become the dominant species?

It started with either self awareness or the broadening of our diet I think. which came first is hard to say as there is evidence to suggest when we broadened our diet but not for when we became self aware. Self awareness

How do species survive mass extinction events?

The bigger you are and the lower your fecundity, the lower your chances.Bigger animals need more food, and are less likely to find it amongst all the damage. And lower fecundity (and slower development) make you less resilient to major changes.Other factors would be food preferences: a specialist is

How intelligent is our species among other species?

Given the content of some of the questions on here some people are not very smart.Someone assessed the intelligence of some larger breeds of dog at about the equivalent of a normal 7 year old child, so we are not

How long will the human species last? What are the main barriers to the survival of our species? Have there been previously dominant species that were completely exterminated?

Some version of the human race will survive. Homo Sapiens, modern humans, have prevailed for about 50,000 years. Our immediate predecessors were the Neanderthals. The Denisovans, a variation on Neanderthals, did not last long. Neanderthals lived inEorope and in other

How many species of human are there?

There is only one extant species of human, Homo sapiens (or Homo sapiens sapiens if you prefer). All other species within the Homo genus - e.g. Homo neanderthalensis and Homo floresiensis - are now extinct.The reasons for this are not clear, but presumably results from other species being out-competed by early

How many species of human have existed through the ages?

When you say Human, you are technically referring to the group Homo, or Human.  there were other anthropoidal species before this, but aren't truly considered human in the sense that they were more apelike.So I'm going to run though the basic Homo tree, the ones

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 roll).....BacteriaYet, these little microbes

If animals had intelligence, would they control the world? If yes, does this mean we're only better than other species and other kinds of animals intellectually?

If evolution can't explain how life originated or where it originated, doesn't that prove that evolution could never have existed in the first place?In evolution there is no

If every animal suddenly gained human intelligence, while human intelligence decreased to dog-like levels, which species would ultimately dominate?

It's difficult to picture such a scenario. What if the other animals were intelligent as humans and instead humans were primitive? The carnivores would still need to eat meat and the herbivores numbers would still need to be regulated in order to preserve

If humans are an intellectual and rational species, why does racism exist?

We aren't a rational species. We are capable of rationality, but our brains are still hardwired to prioritise knee jerk, primal, emotional responses to ensure our survival at the merest hint of a threat. Before processing anything rationally it has to pass through a kind of emotional filter.

If humans are the most intelligent species existing on Earth, why do they engage in war?

Humans kill each other out of spite, anger, power/control, mental instability, lust for killing, ect; animals kill each other for food, and not of their kind and Alpha leadership. Animals can read the weather and the seasons, without the help of instruments. Not only do animals have a keen since of smell, hearing, and seeing,

If humans became extinct or endangered, which animal(s) would likely evolve to be the next dominant, intelligent species?

So, there are a few false assumptions in the question.One is that there must be a

If humans evolved from other species, how are they so much smarter?

You are asking a loaded question with a false assumption.Your question falsely infers that evolution (macro) is true and real - it is neither.Macro evolution is a popular myth, a fairy tale, devoid of credible scientific evidence. Recent discoveries in genetics

If humans suddenly vanished from the Earth, assuming that everything we made still existed, what would be the next dominant species?

If humans were to become extinct, what species would then dominate this planet?The same ones that currently dominate the planet-ants and bacteria.Total human biomass: 500 million tonsTotal ant biomass: 3,000 million tonsTotal bacteria biomass: 1,000,000 million tonsThe total biomass of cattle is around the same as for humans, but cattle in numbers due to domestication would not long

If humans went extinct, what would be the next dominant species and why?

In the event of human extinction the likelihood of another species taking over is a long shot. Anything that might have looked remotely like competition was wiped out millennia ago.Depending on the size & scale of the destruction & depredation that caused the

If humans were to disappear from the planet, what animal species would become the next most intelligent life form?

No other species could be considered to have 'intelligence' in human terms. All other animals are in the same category - they live by instinct and cannot be graded in their intellectual efforts.Human intelligence is not a factor of evolutionary progress, but is caused by the

If humans were to disappear, which current species do you think is the most likely to evolve and gain intelligence?

Well, first of all its not like humans existing is filling some metaphysical niche of intelligence that will suck another species into it if we went away. Our niche went unfilled for billions of years, nothing says it will have to

If humans weren't the dominant species on earth, what would be?

I was talking to an ant the other day.I'd started by complaining about him and his thousands of relations setting up home in my garden. He got really indignant, pointing out that I was in his garden. I loftily informed him that it was obviously mine, as I was a member of the planet's dominant species. He rolled around

If other other human species existed today, would it work?

Am not sure how to approach this question. It seems there may in fact be other species in the vast expanses of unexplored undeveloped regions of our planet that we just are not able to find.And if so, they likely as not just want nothing to do with

If the claim that some animal species are smarter than humans is true, why haven't they invented things like humans have done?

You question itself has the answer.If you see most of these innovation one way or the other harming our planet and adding to the damage already caused. Being more intelligent than humans these species might have foresee the repurcussions of such inventions so

If we could talk to animals, would we have made them work?

We make animals work already and we can't talk to them. Take for instance horses, donkeys, mules, dogs...The key here is training: we can't speak the animal's language, and they can't speak ours, but we can teach them that certain behaviors are

In what species is homosexuality most common?

The most common or at least well-known species to interact sexually with everyone socially is bonobos. The only animal we know of who can be exclusively gay or have a preference for the same sex all the time is domesticated sheep.Some animals like frogs transform into the other sex to reproduce. Worms, starfish, and snails are hermaphrodites so

Is every species still evolving?

Yes, sort-of - as Ann Carlyle says, mutation and selection between mutations is always an ongoing process. But species which are not being subjected to a significant selection pressure, and which exist in large enough numbers not to suffer from genetic drift, may evolve very slowly. This could be because, like the tuatara, they live in a

Is greed going to kill the human species?

Greed pushes human civilization forward. Lack of greed would kill civilization.Most people want to get ahead for themselves, and thus end up doing something that other people find beneficial. As Adam Smith pointed out,

Is human species alien on earth?

Panspermia - the theory that all the Earthlings came from outer space, is still under debate. But, the theory that only human beings are aliens is a bit too much to accept. We are too closely related to the primates to assume that we

Is it likely that a species more intelligent than humans will evolve on Earth in the future?

There may already be more intelligent animals on earth, we would have no way of knowing or quantifying that intelligence.Oh, you mean, like tool crafting, civilization building intelligence? That actually requires a whole lot of separate evolutionary traits before even talking about intelligence. The biggest one being hands and opposable thumbs. Some

Is it possible for humans to reproduce with other species (e.g. apes)?

We don't know. Possibly, yes.Reproduction is not a binary thing. Compatibility between individuals is a huge factor, even among humans. Something along the lines of 50–75% of pregnancies (fertilized ovums) are natural miscarriages, either for genetic incompatibility (that specific genetic combination doesn't work) or other issues.The more

Is it true that homosexuality can be found in many species of animal? If so, what is the evolutionary advantage of this?

There are already some fine answers here to your specific questions, so I don't need to add anything there. I do, however, want to address a more general issue implicit in your questions, which is something I see very often on Quora and elsewhere: the faulty understanding of the theory of evolution exhibited by your expectation that there

Is there a species where homosexuals can still produce offspring?

There's ours. Human homosexuals can and do reproduce. There's artificial insemination and surrogate pregnancy, of course, requiring technology no more advanced than a turkey baster. Moreover, just because you have an exclusive sexual preference for your own gender doesn't mean that you can't be in some way functional. There

Is there a species whose extinction would not impact humans in any way?

For the longest time, I have always thought that all creatures that have anything to do with marine life and those in the insect world will eventually impact humans in a way that might have repercussions like the black plague during the middle ages.For example, frogs are terribly affected by polluted waters.Frog populations have been declining worldwide at

Is there an animal species that has 3 or more genders in it?

right, there is a mismatch here between the word sex and gender, and its tricky to apply this to animals.Gender is typically a state of being regarding cultural and social phenomena, rather than biological structures. You can't realy apply cultural and social phenomena to animals in the same way.Sex wise, the basic

Is there any species more harmful to other species than Human beings?

Yes off course there are so many viruses and bacterias which can cause harm to entire population of living beingAnd these are the viruses which affects the human populationIt seems like a new virus that's trying to kill us pops up somewhere in the

Is there ever going to be a species that will evolve and develop intelligence just like the humans did?

We humans are exceptionally intelligent. We're also exceptionally proud of our intelligence. As a consequence, we sometimes commit the fallacy that intelligence is an extremely important trait for survival. I'm sure if lions had access to Quora, they'd write questions like

Let's say that bears are fluffy, huggable, and overall pretty much like pets. Which species of bear would you want to hug/cuddle with and why?

I'm guessing you've never smelled a bear. Can you picture what a wet dog that's been rolling in poop and dead rotting fish smells like, now magnify that times a thousand. And that's a bear.So I'm going to pass on hugging a bear.I do

We know animals can evolve to different species via Speciation, but how do they evolve to a different Phylum, Class, or Order?

Speciation is specifically restricted to the parent family, and yes, scientists refer to them as such. We see the canine, feline and horse families for example.Now, ignoring fanciful and completely unsupported claims of evolutionists and simply looking at science, you will find that decades of

What animal species has no natural predator?

I think there are virtually no species that never have predators. However, there are a fair number of species which, as adults, have virtually no predators. Anything exceptionally large goes here: Elephants and large whales, for example. (But rarely, a group of lions may attack an elephant, or a pod of orcas may kill a large whale.)

What are some of the most intelligent animal species & how is their intelligence similar or different from human intelligence?

What are some of the most intelligent animal species & how is their intelligence similar or different from human intelligence?Octopuses** are also intelligent in ways we're still discovering. Some octopuses are as curious about us as we are about them. And they do not like being kept locked up. They have short-term

What are the longest species that crawl the earth?

Coming in as number 1 of the longest species of animal goes to the Bootlace Worm. It inhabits the intermediary zone in between the land and sea, in the sandy, muddy or rocky shores of the sea or tide pools. The worm usually remains highly coiled up and hence its true length is not immediately visible. The longest known

What if there was a species as intelligent as humans living on earth?

There were at least two, tens of thousands of years ago. We killed them all, or at the very least out-competed them for vital resources so that they eventually died out.When we dig up their bones in the modern day, we refer to

What if wolves were the dominant species on Earth?

What is it that makes you think they are not? After all, they have successfully domesticated a branch of the primates that feeds them especially formulated delicious food, (beats chewing on frozen reindeer carcasses) that gives them nice warm soft beds to sleep in (think

What is the most evolved animal (or newest) species on the planet?

What is the most evolved animal?You would need to define

What is the next species going to dominate the earth after Humans?

The organisms that dominated the earth, are dominating the earth and will dominate the earth are microorganisms. They're primitive. They're tough(for example, tardigrade, bacteria and viruses). Don't worry. Humans will survive for several million years, if not 1 or 2 billion years. If we talk about multicellular organisms then cockroaches, mice, reptiles etc. are tough. Dinosaurs dominated

What is the smartest animal on Earth, not counting human beings?

What is the smartest species in the world? You might think it's humans by a long shot, but the reality is a lot more complicated.Frans de Waal, a primatologist at Emory University, has a new book out called Are