We humans are an amazing lot really aren’t we? We’ve built machines that allow us to fly like birds, others that allow us to swim under water like dolphins and still more than give us the power to move faster than cheetahs. We believe that we are superior to animals in every way, to the point that we enslave them, devour them or simply watch them for our own amusement.
Maybe our sense of superiority stems from the fact that we have working memories which allow us to learn and therefore develop. Many scientists believe that animals have only short term memories and are therefore unable to retain the information necessary to increase intellectual capacity….
Perhaps we credit our superiority to our emotional capabilities; again, some scientists believe that animals are incapable of experiencing complex emotions such as gratitude or love…….
It could be that we feel that we are at the pinnacle of evolution because we have developed the ability to feel compassion and empathy for others……..
It maybe that we feel superior because we have such a sense of self-awareness: we think therefore we are….
Perhaps we put it all down to our superior intelligence….
What do you think? I’d love to hear from you….