Ricky asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 5 months ago

Do you think human beings are just animals? Why?

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  • Tom S
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    We are not vegetables, or minerals, so what is left?

  • 5 months ago

    Your question is unanswerable because you don't explain what you mean by "just." Humans are classified as animals, but are they "just" an animal? Is a giraffe "just" an animal? Is a rotifer "just" an animal?

    Source(s): Biologist
  • 5 months ago

    Human beings are not just animals, you are animals of MY species.

    That's why you are so special to me.

  • JASON
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    Yes. If our closest relations hadn't all died out, or been pushed by us maybe, you wouldn't see such a great difference between the species.

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  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    Well, we're not plants and, although some people really are detritivores, we're not fungi either......but we certainly ARE euchariotic deuterostomes - by definition.

  • 5 months ago

    Of course we are animals. We have the same DNA and biology as every animal on earth. We fit into the categories of primates, mammals, vertebrates, and so on. We evolved from a common ancester as all other animals.

    • ob1knob
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      A side effect of intelligence is we can have this discussion online.

      Also, note that other species might claim they are the "masters of their part of the World" (oceans, sky, mountain, river, ice cap...) especially some top predators.

  • Robin
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    because they are not vegetables or minerals

  • 5 months ago

    Since the time of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden mankind has been reduced to the position of being just an animal an intelligent animal given. The most dangerous animal. But without the spirit of God living inside of us like he used to mankind is simply an animal. An animal that has the ability to rise from being simply an animal back to a divine creature that he once was.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    They are, the only thing different is that we can talk and pretend we are more civilized than what we really are with the raging beast inside of us, if it were any different we wouldn't have prisons and wars. You can really see it in alpha males.

  • Dze
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    no .. our mind and the ability to understand things is something very different from animals ..

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