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Date: 03/03/10 01:05 PM

126 Responses to Humans Vs. Animals: What`s The Difference? [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2010 at 12:54 pm
    Link: Humans Vs. Animals: What`s The Difference? - According to this infographic, humans and animals have a lot more in common than we once thought.
  2. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    Am I the only one who`s getting sick and tired of all these numbers graphs and infographics lately?
  3. Profile photo of woomanfoo
    woomanfoo Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    Apes are dicks!
  4. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 1:20 pm
    Humans are pretty inferior. Without our weapons and stuff, we would so die in the wild. No claws, no fangs, no fast short-distance running, no incredible strength... man.
  5. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    I think many people have always understood that animals are very similar to humans in many of their behaviours, however, the difference is clearly the intelligence and brain size. Just saying, we kinda knew most of these sort of ideas before. Kind of neat factoids anyway.
  6. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    Oh and I drating hate infographics!
  7. Profile photo of jofo
    jofo Male 40-49
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    March 3, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    Funny typo (Lifespam)
  8. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    March 3, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    And we think we are the superior species
  9. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    "Humans Vs. Animals"

    We forget we are animals too

  10. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    WTF is this? The poster that won the award for obvious sh*t no-one cares about?
  11. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    wow, so many words!
  12. Profile photo of Raisin_Hell
    Raisin_Hell Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    Did anyone else find the text really hard to read on this infographic?
  13. Profile photo of Mouichi
    Mouichi Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    Lifespam?! Tasty.
  14. Profile photo of APJ311
    APJ311 Male 13-17
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    March 3, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    Yeah! We`re the best at long distance running! Take that animals! :D
  15. Profile photo of areeves
    areeves Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    ..... SUCK ....
  16. Profile photo of areeves
    areeves Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    really sucks..
  17. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    Well i found it interesting. you all just have short attention spans, i guess
  18. Profile photo of TheSharpest
    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    The difference is that humans are so much better at every single aspect compared in the left side of the graph. Also, where is this thing getting its info? The mako shark is nowhere near the fastest fish. The sailfish is more than twice as fast as it. Also, I`m almost certain dogs and wolves can long-distance outrun any person, but I`m too lazy to look for some sources.
  19. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    March 3, 2010 at 1:54 pm
    What animals sounds travel up to 1800 km? Who Knows!
  20. Profile photo of bobhub600
    bobhub600 Male 13-17
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    March 3, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    Woo, now atheists have more stuff to shove into theists faces...woo!
  21. Profile photo of Lenten
    Lenten Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    Of course, the big difference being that we do all those things at once, unlike the 8 different types of animals used in the example. XD
  22. Profile photo of howlingwolf
    howlingwolf Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    320 km/hr...holy cow!
  23. Profile photo of Hiromi
    Hiromi Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    I hate that we think we`re so `above` animals because we`re `advanced`.

    I see no difference between any of us.

  24. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    lifespam? delicious...
  25. Profile photo of shadowtube
    shadowtube Male 13-17
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    March 3, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    Lifespam... is lifespam anything like spam?
  26. Profile photo of rachcake1
    rachcake1 Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    lifespam lol
  27. Profile photo of shamille
    shamille Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    ok the falcon`s speed shouldn`t count since that`s while DIVING... gravity`s helping him out a lot there...
  28. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
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    March 3, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    Lol, funny apes. :P
  29. Profile photo of bataleon27
    bataleon27 Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 2:28 pm
    isn`t the difference the fact that we combine all those features....
  30. Profile photo of T-Marley
    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
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    March 3, 2010 at 2:29 pm
    No difference? How about the web page you are reading showing a graphic about how similar we are to animals. You think dolphins hold meetings about how similar they are to humans?
  31. Profile photo of YoMommaSoFat
    YoMommaSoFat Male 13-17
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    March 3, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    [email protected]
  32. Profile photo of KittenCereal
    KittenCereal Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 2:35 pm
    sham, considering the falcon`s weight, it is pretty darn fast.
  33. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    the facts are presented in a fail`ish way.

    we are very unique. this poster sais it takes 8 animals to have what we have

  34. Profile photo of durdikkimeng
    durdikkimeng Male 50-59
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    March 3, 2010 at 2:45 pm
    Check this falcon out.
    242 miles per hour,that`s 389 kph.
    Shamille, do you know what terminal velocity is?
    Ask a skydiver.
    To us all,keep pulling `till your goggles fill with blood.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3mTPEuFc...
  35. Profile photo of acanatane
    acanatane Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    the entire point of the article is ridiculous, humans ARE animals, and so arent different. We belong to the kingdom animalia long with everything else on that poster. If they wanted to prove were not unique they should have at least said "other animals"
  36. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 2:59 pm
    meh
  37. Profile photo of wcclark
    wcclark Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    We`re such an egocentric species.
  38. Profile photo of ferrari91169
    ferrari91169 Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    Couldn`t an ape just as easily be in the middle? They show emotion, like the elephant, they use tools, like the raven, they can recognize themselves in a mirror, they have good long term memory...

    So, really, why isn`t this showing what animals can make up an ape?

  39. Profile photo of DARTHCHADLY
    DARTHCHADLY Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    I like how it says lifespam, instead of lifespan. Ha. Don`t people proof-read anymore?
  40. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 3, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    vv @acanatane FTW! (we are animals, just watch TV and you`ll figure that out right away)
  41. Profile photo of Skreshavik
    Skreshavik Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    We`re such an egocentric species.
    Lies.

    *Walks off to the mirror to admire his irrefutable sexyness*

  42. Profile photo of npdarren
    npdarren Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    I don`t even think that humans are more advanced than any animal, considering that dandelions have more chromosomes and genes than we do. So, evolutionarily speaking, we are less sophisticated genetically than a lot of animals. The difference is brain size and adaptability to varying environments. Without those two qualities we`d be no more "advanced" than apes.
  43. Profile photo of 2and2equals5
    2and2equals5 Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 3:38 pm
    Yay! It`s the food chain!

  44. Profile photo of airsofter1
    airsofter1 Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 3:51 pm
    you guys don`t get it. so put together animals are better than your average guy. big woop. thye live in the wild huge muscles are just necessary. but we are better in every category here buy using things we created. and yes lifespan, what animals have you seen triple its lifespan in 100 years?
  45. Profile photo of Vindictive
    Vindictive Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    this is news to ANYBODY?
  46. Profile photo of Avalessa
    Avalessa Female 13-17
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    March 3, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    Lifespam.
  47. Profile photo of Jazzeh
    Jazzeh Female 13-17
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    March 3, 2010 at 4:05 pm
    Chromosome number has nothing to do with how complex an animal is
  48. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    March 3, 2010 at 4:05 pm
    > Humans Vs. Animals: What`s The Difference?

    Like you`re going to spot any difference hanging out on IAB lol!

  49. Profile photo of ElSombrero
    ElSombrero Male 13-17
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    March 3, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    True... on the other hand... no animal has done what we`ve done with our tools and traits.

    That may be good or bad. Take it as you will.

  50. Profile photo of green_batman
    green_batman Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    npdarren: Actually, more genetic material doesn`t mean more advanced. In many cases, it means more redundant genes, which are inefficient. Many species of plants are capable of polyploidy (having more than two copies of each gene) because they are simple enough that they can tolerate extra inefficiencies.

    As far as the post: It`s more the culmination of all of those things that makes us think that we are unique. Further, our abilities in these areas are more advanced than those of other animals. There is a gradient of ability and we happen to be at the high end of mental ability.

    I will say, however, that in terms of evolutionary fitness, insects have us beat hands down because there are so many more of them and reproduction is the only measure of fitness in Darwinian Theory.

  51. Profile photo of green_batman
    green_batman Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 4:20 pm
    airsofter1: I`m going to be a little nitpicky. :P

    We haven`t tripled our lifespan; that idea is a statistical fallacy. We have tripled our *average* lifespan. The reason why our average lifespan used to be shorter is because there was such a high infant mortality, so that dragged down the average. People could live into their 80`s in the past, though, granted, there weren`t many. We have extended our lifespan somewhat, as people didn`t generally live into their 100`s, while there are many who do now, but people didn`t typically die in their 30`s in the past, either.

  52. Profile photo of theHUSHSOUND
    theHUSHSOUND Female 13-17
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    March 3, 2010 at 4:25 pm
    there are a LOT of grammatical errors in here... and a few spelling ones as well. "Lifespam"?
  53. Profile photo of henryhendrix
    henryhendrix Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2010 at 4:26 pm
    I don`t like to compare myself to animals...
  54. Profile photo of RebelSpeaker
    RebelSpeaker Female 13-17
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    March 3, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    I`ve pretty much always considered humans "animals".
  55. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    "apes in the wild have been recorde to taunt tiger cubs by pulling their ears, tails and patting them, and escaping later- only to return and do it again."
    did they pull this information off a youtube video or something?
  56. Profile photo of bananajojo
    bananajojo Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 4:37 pm
    HAH! Quohog clam! ohhh man it`s reaalll???
  57. Profile photo of Flashpacker
    Flashpacker Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 4:38 pm
    @Henryhendrix

    well... you are an animal.
    what did you think you where?

  58. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    March 3, 2010 at 4:38 pm
    > green_batman
    > that idea is a statistical fallacy... people didn`t typically die in their 30`s in the past, either

    Wrong. `Average` lifespan is usually worked out on ADULT death age, NOT taking into account infant mortality rates. The average person 500 years ago lived to 35-40, 200 years ago it was normal to die around 50. At the time of my birth (1966) the average male lived 63 years, that figure in 2010 is now 67 years.

    These figures are world averages, which DO take into account places like Ethiopia, where the average adult dies somewhere in their mid-30`s. First-World median age at death has not tripled, but it is certainly at least 25% better than it was a couple hundred years ago.

  59. Profile photo of Farsidedown
    Farsidedown Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 4:59 pm
    Well we`ve got i~m~a~g~i~n~a~t~i~o~n! Show me a monkey that can write a novel and maybe I`ll change my mind.

    ...and what`s with all the infographics lately? I just don`t find them very entertaining.

  60. Profile photo of green_batman
    green_batman Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 5:03 pm
    Lionhart2: I went to Wikipedia (admittedly not the best source, but generally reliable enough) and the table of lifespan over time says that it does take into account infant mortality. Unfortunately, the resources aren`t much help for finding the lifespan excluding infant mortality.

    There is some difference between comparing 500 years ago to 100 years ago, though. airsofter1 mentioned 100 years ago, in which case people undoubtedly were able to live well past their 30`s because there are plenty of documented cases. 500 years ago, maybe people didn`t often live past their 30`s.

    I suppose the whole point though is that our lifespan has increased, whether it took 100 years or 500 years, so I`ll concede the argument.

  61. Profile photo of amonamarth20
    amonamarth20 Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 5:10 pm
    lifespam? sounds tasty :P
  62. Profile photo of samenamegame
    samenamegame Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 5:56 pm
    duh. peaople too often forget that we`re nothing special. doomed to extinction like the other 99% of life that`s ever lived.
  63. Profile photo of lerie
    lerie Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 6:08 pm
    Pigeons can count. They can also spot fake paintings better than art students.
  64. Profile photo of Ace_Mazta
    Ace_Mazta Male 13-17
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    March 3, 2010 at 6:11 pm
    all in the same phylum, all amniotes or above on the cladogram of chordates, so yeah, im not impressed
  65. Profile photo of Yaezakura
    Yaezakura Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    Well we`ve got i~m~a~g~i~n~a~t~i~o~n! Show me a monkey that can write a novel and maybe I`ll change my mind.

    Lots of other species, including monkeys, apes and dolphins, make complex battle plans in advance--something impossible to do without an imagination, as you have to imagine an enemy that is not yet present.

  66. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 6:57 pm
    We`re sentient! Wait, no. Chimps are also sentient.

    Hmm... We`ve got technology. We`ve got transistors, penicillin and apple pie!

  67. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 7:12 pm
    Couldn`t a boast of `most advanced` species be interpreted as a sign of unique ability?

    Good infographic, the quahog clam lifespan blew me away...but I guess that wouldn`t matter to one without a defined brain. (Oh well, more chowder for us!)

  68. Profile photo of dapaperboy
    dapaperboy Male 13-17
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    March 3, 2010 at 7:18 pm
    yeah, well we porn! and the interwebs, but porn is more important
  69. Profile photo of Ryan22158
    Ryan22158 Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 7:27 pm
    Too bad none of this will matter in about 10 or 20 thousand years.......


    Cause we`ll all be gone!

  70. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2010 at 7:29 pm
    Funny it would even mention the long distance running bit. It`s not there is no animal that can do it... there is no animal that "needs" to do it. Humans are the only form of animal that would run long distances with no purpose, i.e. survival, etc. There is nothing primal or instinctual about running long distance, just to run long distance.
  71. Profile photo of Finwicket
    Finwicket Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 7:29 pm
    So if I eat all those animals I am like superman
  72. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    Lifespam... lol. but this is cool info
  73. Profile photo of krisley
    krisley Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    Ryan22158, we`ll all be gone in just over two years actually..... 12/21/12 is fast approaching....
  74. Profile photo of Renaud-
    Renaud- Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 8:28 pm
    Did they just realized that most of our greats ideas and inventions came from observings animals...
  75. Profile photo of tws8631
    tws8631 Male 50-59
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    March 3, 2010 at 9:10 pm
    @krisley
    I feel bad for you. I plan on having a bang-up new year`s eve on 12/31/12.
  76. Profile photo of eric01
    eric01 Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2010 at 9:16 pm
    The difference is us humans are nothing but a virus on this earth that is quickly destroying it.
  77. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    March 3, 2010 at 9:31 pm
    None of these animals even come close to humans in their respective categories, and humans do ALL of them. So, a dolphin taught another dolphin how to tail walk? Big deal. Another human taught me electromagnetic field theory and quantum mechanics.
  78. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 9:38 pm
    "The difference is us humans are nothing but a virus on this earth that is quickly destroying it."

    Whether we`re a virus or not, the earth is pretty damn strong. We will not destroy it. At worst, we will make it unsuitable for ourselves.

  79. Profile photo of Thorgrimmer
    Thorgrimmer Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 9:46 pm
    Lol, Lifespam.
  80. Profile photo of bb0687
    bb0687 Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 9:57 pm
    Wednesday, March 3, 2010 9:38:57 PM
    "The difference is us humans are nothing but a virus on this earth that is quickly destroying it."

    Whether we`re a virus or not, the earth is pretty damn strong. We will not destroy it. At worst, we will make it unsuitable for ourselves. "

    I agree with opiebreath (she is infinitely awesome) we wont kill the planet, she`ll kill us. we are nothing to this planet. we humans will all be dead long before the planet goes.

  81. Profile photo of bb0687
    bb0687 Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 10:01 pm
    "Wednesday, March 03, 2010 7:29:06 PM
    Funny it would even mention the long distance running bit. It`s not there is no animal that can do it... there is no animal that "needs" to do it. Humans are the only form of animal that would run long distances with no purpose, i.e. survival, etc. There is nothing primal or instinctual about running long distance, just to run long distance."

    not true. we definitely didn`t develop it for no reason. there are lots of reasons as to why bipedalism developed, but whatever benefits it gave us such as freeing of the hands caused problems. one of the main problems was it made us slow.. excruciatingly slow. we had to be able to chase prey to exhaustion, often for days in order to make a kill. meat was EXTREMELY important in early humans diets.

  82. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 10:08 pm
    I wouldn`t say "most advanced." Every species is the most advanced it can be. We just acquired some trait that enabled us to become self-aware and figure out to take over the world.

    We can only run the farthest because we intentionally train to do so. If a deer had the mind to train to run a marathon, I bet it could run it faster.

  83. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    March 3, 2010 at 10:09 pm
    Put it this way - the average animal takes 1 minute to walk after birth; humans take 9 months to crawl and 12 to even stand.
  84. Profile photo of ROK9
    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 10:13 pm
    mmmmmmmm tasty superior animals
  85. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 10:24 pm
    Lion, that`s related to our cognitive development.
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2010 at 10:37 pm
    :O
  87. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2010 at 11:23 pm
    Isn`t it obvious? Humans ARE animals. Therefore, you wouldn`t expect a qualitative difference between humans and animals, only a difference of degree in that we can do certain things to a greater degree with our symbolic reasoning.

    One difference between humans and any other animal is that we can use our language to talk about hypothetical events in the future.

  88. Profile photo of DertMerchant
    DertMerchant Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 12:09 am
    We should get an infographic about the increasing rates of boring infographics on this website. I am still bored.
  89. Profile photo of mart1964
    mart1964 Male 40-49
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    March 4, 2010 at 1:29 am
    "We should get an infographic about the increasing rates of boring infographics on this website. I am still bored."

    Yeah, I`d concur with that. Last month it was men in bras this month it`s infographics.

  90. Profile photo of enterthehole
    enterthehole Male 30-39
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    March 4, 2010 at 2:39 am
    No animal can make a boring infographic
  91. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 3:26 am
    The average person 500 years ago lived to 35-40, 200 years ago it was normal to die around 50. At the time of my birth (1966) the average male lived 63 years, that figure in 2010 is now 67 years.

    And of course, 5,000 years ago in the time of Noah humans lived 400-500 years, some even more than that.
    Right?

  92. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 4:22 am
    ... or (slightly more or less outlandish, depending on your outlook) some detached psychological influence, somehow manifesting its intellectual nature in different ways and to (seemingly arbitrary) different degrees, across the organic landscape of an otherwise scientifically measurable universe.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 4:23 am
    Simple correlation to cross the bridge:

    For Old Testament fundamentalists, first define the context of the "likeness" or "image" in which God supposedly created us.

    If intellectual, consult the chart above or any other cognitive studies which establish the necessary building-blocks for a volitional, autonomous consciousness (I believe this one will do).

    If physical, simply refer to the indisputable genetic similarity between Human Beings and nearly every other member of the Animal Kingdom (or Plant, for that matter).

    Either way, whatever `image` He created us in is shared by other species strongly enough to qualify all of them for inclusion, at least to some degree. Therefore, God necessarily reflects some degree of `likeness` with all other living creatures on the face of the planet, and that either makes him an animal too

  94. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 4:50 am
    lol honestly every second or third post on this site turns into religion bashing and/or a debate.
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 5:30 am
    Look at the raven one.
    They can use stones to immobilize eggs?
    Like it`s going to run away from it?
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    canusuck Male 30-39
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    March 4, 2010 at 5:39 am
    "Life Spam" too funny-I love screw ups in spell check-once I wrote "No Lates" on a resume and my spell check changed it to "No Laptops"-good times
  97. Profile photo of dragosal
    dragosal Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 5:59 am
    recognizing a reflection is NOT self-awareness >.< granted it is along a similar path but it is not the same thing
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 7:01 am
    Did you know blue whales have 12 ft penises. Out of all the things I learned in biology, this is the one that I remember the most. :/
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    xXKaryXx Female 13-17
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    March 4, 2010 at 7:56 am
    when my dog sees his reflection in the mirror he starts barking and tackles the mirror

    :/

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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 8:27 am
    Whether we`re a virus or not, the earth is pretty damn strong. We will not destroy it. At worst, we will make it unsuitable for ourselves.

    I say we`re just testing how much bullsh*t the planet can take. One day, it`ll go postal on us and the Galactic News Network will have something of substance to report on other than claiming to be "The Unbiased Voice of the Galaxy." You`re not fooling anyone, GNN! We know you support the Nuglonion Party!

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    The-Sentinel Male 18-29
    1149 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 8:30 am
    I`d like to see some source of evidence for this... as I can`t believe a human would run long distance better than say, a horse.
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    Valonqar Male 13-17
    116 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 9:06 am
    Well, as long as no animal invents the shotgun, I think we`re safe.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
    2441 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 9:08 am
    Well, as long as no animal invents the shotgun, I think we`re safe.

    My fellow human, I`ve seen a polar bear in a sidecar using a machine gun. We`re royally f*cked.

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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 9:13 am
    Whether we`re a virus or not, the earth is pretty damn strong. We will not destroy it. At worst, we will make it unsuitable for ourselves.

    Its true that we will not destroy it, but we could if we had to.

    However I think things are going the other way. We are making the planet more suitable for ourselves, at the expense of the rest of life.

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    KageLockhart Female 18-29
    46 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 9:35 am
    "I`d like to see some source of evidence for this... as I can`t believe a human would run long distance better than say, a horse."

    Horses tire easily. Contrary to popular belief, horses can run for only about 45 minutes. Thats why they used so many horses for the pony express. Riders switched horses every hour.

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    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 9:38 am
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    Those people have trained years for the supermarathon. Imagine running, non stop, for nearly 12 hours? or 24, or 48?
    I`ll bet the vast majority of people here (yes, myself included) can`t run for more than 5 minutes before stopping.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 9:45 am
    The difference is clothes. People wear clothes.
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    GuesssWho Female 13-17
    57 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 8:54 pm
    In general? Humans suck.
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    shay_d Male 18-29
    14 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 10:05 pm
    we still have hate crimes right *BLANK* animals and jews
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 4, 2010 at 10:24 pm
    I`d like to see some source of evidence for this... as I can`t believe a human would run long distance better than say, a horse.

    Horses are unusual because they have been selectively bred by humans for millenia. They are, in effect, genetically engineered by humans to increase their speed and stamina.

    They still can`t outrun equally fit humans over long distances. Horses bred for endurance can beat humans up to marathon distances, but beyond that it`s humans all the way.

    The issue is sustained speed. A human in good shape can do a steady jog all day. No other animal can. At best, they can maintain a brisk walking pace...and human jogging pace is faster. A fit riding horse can comfortably sustain about 35 miles per day. A fit human can beat that while carrying half their own weight.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 10:30 pm
    The two biggest factors are heat loss and running efficiency. Humans can dump heat faster than other animals, far faster than most. Overheating is what stops most animals.

    HUmans can run with less effort due to the springiness of human legs. The force of impact of each footfall is partially stored in the form of compression and bending in the leg and released when pushing off for the next step, significantly reducing the effort required. Humans can do a medium run with a far lower proportion of maximum effort than other animals can.

    So humans tire more slowly and overheat more slowly. It`s an advantage that was crucial when humans were hunter-gatherers on the plains of Africa. Persistence hunting works, so our ancestors ate.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 10:35 pm
    It`s also unfair to compare humans to the top animals in each area, and only in selected aspects.

    Take eyesight, for example. Yes, an eagle has far superior clarity of vision at a distance. But it has crappy colour vision and crappy low-light vision. Humans spank eagles in those aspects of vision. Humans are excellent all-rounders when it comes to vision.

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    magoo22 Male 30-39
    660 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 1:01 am
    @Angilion Well put! Humans are the great adapters. Apart from long distance running, humans don`t do many things as well as some other species......but they can perform a far greater range of tasks than any other single species. The nearest comparable animal is the chimpanzee and its claim to fame is using a stick to get termites out of a log......Oh! and it can hurl its own faeces.
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    GirlieMutant Female 18-29
    236 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 1:03 am
    LIFESPAM!
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    Link364 Male 18-29
    440 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 6:18 am
    Angilion, you sure do like to talk a lot.
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    ElDavo Male 18-29
    2149 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 2:03 pm
    Angilion: Are you arguing over the fairness of a comparison between humans and animals? This is supposed to be "look how cool nature can sometimes be", not "haha, stupid humans can`t stack up to other animals".
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    Trumple07 Male 13-17
    422 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    Wait...does that say LIFESPAM? :D
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    bb0687 Male 18-29
    27 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    Chimps arent just flinging poop and fishing for termites. They make spears now.
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    CapnAwesome Male 18-29
    236 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 5:52 pm
    But camels could beat us in long distance running if they tried! WE HAVE NOTHING LEFT D:
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    Pingas Male 13-17
    312 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 6:12 pm
    Animals ftw. Humans are a plague.
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    dontcare91 Male 13-17
    65 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 2:10 am
    Mhmmm
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    Craigium Male 18-29
    41 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    I wish we also got wings from birds. lol
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    vfr4 Male 30-39
    185 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 5:19 pm
    Dogs can come close to beating humans at distance running.
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    Supersyko Male 18-29
    314 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 8:20 pm
    @ Pingas.... If humans are a plague, then go kill yourself. be the cure... apparently we have somthing over them, look at what we have accomplished vs what they have. we own them as pets, we eat them...ect.
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    KtySpix Male 18-29
    621 posts
    March 9, 2010 at 4:41 am
    lifespa"m"

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