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Samar Aryani's picture

Are Humans Special?

Are humans 'special'? I don't think there will ever be a definite answer for this question because there always seems to be a counter-argument for every argument.  I don't think that this is necessarily a bad thing because as seen throughout our studies, science is a story-telling process and that good stories are the ones that can be challenged.  So, in reference to this question of whether humans are 'special' both answers discussed in class can be seen as correct.  I really liked the idea that every species is special, but that does not mean that one is better than another.  I think it is best to believe that every species is unique and 'special' in their own way, therefore, in this respect species should not be compared to one another; this is because the debate will probably turn into a debate of how the two are different (and maybe even how one is better than another). 

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