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ekim's picture

on being special.

although i dropped in late for the debate on whether or not humans are special, i thought most of the things that the two teams were arguing were legit.

one of the groups talked about how we're special in the sense that we have "culture": means of art & music & literature & what not. and they claimed that animals did not have that same thought of expression.

but the thing is, how are we to know what animals are thinking? and how are we to know what they do is not out of intention or expression of feelings?

by even assuming that other animals may not think like we do is making the assumption that we are superior. but i don't think that's the point in being special; special is just different.

but here's the deal: in the end we're all the same.

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