finley wrote:Tigerman wrote:There's a line between humans and animals?
Just what I was thinking
Me too. As I've asked in another thread, "Do humans really exist?" and the answer seemed to suggest that there is no such thing. Only a very rough categorization of an idea of what humans should be, but no definitive answer. If humans exist, then the process of evolution must have stopped, was more or less my theory. We can't tell if we are still humans in the present it seems.
If that's the case, then I continue to hold the position that there are no humans as we are ALL different from one another. There is only a continuing evolution of a particular strain of animal, which we presently, commonly refer to as human, but which may not be the case.
If you accept that, then there is no difference between 'us' animals and 'them' animals. In fact, it makes categorizing anything in the present quite a challenge indeed. It seems far easier to categorize animals which no longer exist or are known in nature, as their evolution has ceased.
Interesting thoughts, and I'm sure that different perspectives on evolution and categorization may exist.