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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #148575 on: November 15, 2019, 07:54:12 am »

Ape alone weak! Apes together, strong!

I enjoy the irony of humanity naming themselves "first among animals" and then still getting insulted by being called it ;)
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« Reply #148576 on: November 15, 2019, 08:23:31 am »

I donít remember humans calling themselves the first animals, the first animals were likely either sponges or comb jellies. Why are people insulted by being called animals/primates/monkeys/apes?

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« Reply #148577 on: November 15, 2019, 08:25:39 am »

First among animals doesn't mean first chronologically, it means first as in the highest. It's what Prime-ate means.
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« Reply #148578 on: November 15, 2019, 08:40:30 am »

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« Reply #148579 on: November 15, 2019, 08:45:20 am »

I think itís arrogant to call ourselves the highest animals. Evolution is not a hierarchy. While the name is primate, primate is but one of many groups of organisms, with variations.

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« Reply #148580 on: November 15, 2019, 08:57:56 am »

chill vegan

Does not compute.

Vegetarians, sure. But I've never met a vegan who was chill about anything.


Please cease what you're doing and watch this immediately.

Good music, dumb old jokes, and planet of the apes? I'd watch that play.


First among animals doesn't mean first chronologically, it means first as in the highest. It's what Prime-ate means.

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« Reply #148581 on: November 15, 2019, 08:59:13 am »

Did you know that "primate" not only means a biological order, but also is a title in christian church?

Here is a disambiguation wikipedia page.

About what Naturegirl1999, the ninja said, I think it is possible that this whole "humans are superior" thing comes from language barrier.
We do not understand animals, and animals do not understand us.
While it seems unlikely, any social animal could have a language that we do not understand, and in said language have culture. But since they write nothing down and we do not understand them, we would not know.

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« Reply #148582 on: November 15, 2019, 09:08:22 am »

Nationalize Internet. > :(
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« Reply #148583 on: November 15, 2019, 09:26:00 am »

Humankind is superior because we got opposable thumbs and big brain time
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« Reply #148584 on: November 15, 2019, 09:36:09 am »

Other primates have opposable thumbs too. Whales, dolphins, squids and octopi have big brains, ants, ambrosia beetles, and termites farm, birds and fish use tools, we are not as unique as we tend to think.

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« Reply #148585 on: November 15, 2019, 09:56:08 am »

We indeed are rather unique both for better and worse, but yeah, not the only ones to do certain stuff.
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« Reply #148586 on: November 15, 2019, 10:59:35 am »

About what Naturegirl1999, the ninja said, I think it is possible that this whole "humans are superior" thing comes from language barrier.
We do not understand animals, and animals do not understand us.
While it seems unlikely, any social animal could have a language that we do not understand, and in said language have culture. But since they write nothing down and we do not understand them, we would not know.
Well, that's what they get for not writing stuff down. :P
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« Reply #148587 on: November 15, 2019, 11:06:18 am »

Other primates have opposable thumbs too.

Well they are also primates of course

Did you know that "primate" not only means a biological order, but also is a title in christian church?

Here is a disambiguation wikipedia page.

About what Naturegirl1999, the ninja said, I think it is possible that this whole "humans are superior" thing comes from language barrier.
We do not understand animals, and animals do not understand us.
While it seems unlikely, any social animal could have a language that we do not understand, and in said language have culture. But since they write nothing down and we do not understand them, we would not know.

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We're the only animals to come up with an order of all animals, I think we're justified in putting ourselves on the top because of it :P
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« Reply #148588 on: November 15, 2019, 11:08:14 am »

For all we know, other animals could have attempted classifying other animals, just not writing it down

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« Reply #148589 on: November 15, 2019, 11:17:13 am »

This is all a gross misinterpretation of terms. Clearly we're the highest animal because we have mastered drug use. Most animals consume accidentally. The closest to humanity would probably be dolphins and their systematic torture of pufferfish.
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