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Are humans special?

Honestly, I am still not sure.  As other people above have posted, I believe both sides to the special vs. non special debate are legitimate.  Right off the bat my intuition says yes, humans must be special.  But the more I think about it the more unsure I am of my position.  I don't believe that humans are superior, but that is not what we are discussing in this debate.  So I guess I have to think of what makes us unique.  And, as the pro-team discussed in the debate, I believe that art, culture and religion seems to make humans unique to other organisms (as far as we can tell).  I don't necessarily believe that these characteristics make us superior, but rather just unique and different.

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