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I was in the "yes" group on

I was in the "yes" group on Friday, and I still believe that humans are special, but I think that a problem we ran into during class was that we didn't define the word special. Some people took it to mean unique, others took it to mean better. Humans are definitely unique, but better is a relative term. We are better in some ways than other animals, and worse in some ways. This all depends on what skills you value and consider important. Still, I think it is very impressive that we might not be the fastest or strongest animals but we have used our brain to create technology that has helped us rise to the top of the food chain. Looking around at all we have built for ourselves, I think it's irrefutable that humans are special in whatever way you define it.


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