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#28 - jsprmp (09/13/2013) [-]
The idea that we can categorize every type of animal EXCEPT Homo sapiens is absurd. Humans, like any type of animal have distinct traits that vary from both other specials and from different sub species within the same species. This Idea that humans cannot and should not be categorized is nothing more then unscientific post-modern progressive "Muh Feelings".
#90 to #28 - seiga (09/13/2013) [-]
That's implying that humans don't have intellect and reason which sets them apart from all species of the animal kingdom. Funny how I see people here argue about how mice and men aren't the same, which is why experiments of mice can't equate to traits of humans, and then others like you say that humans are no different than animals. If we were no different, we wouldn't be on the top of the food chain, creating machinery, computers, monumental structures, and exponential progress in the collective intelligence. I see where you're coming from, but it seems you fail to see that there are plenty of reasons why we shouldn't categorize humans, a few being that we are not equal to other animals, we're equal to ourselves; any animal usually doesn't categorize another in the same species; and our ability to reason and have conscience doesn't make us subject to any predictable behavior.
User avatar #31 to #28 - blewws (09/13/2013) [-]
Well, obviously they can be categorized scientifically into Homo Sapiens or an occupation or something but I think OP is referring more to how that influences them as a person. Like, I know that a dog will almost always fetch a stick if I throw it. I know that from experience and don't need to test it every time I see a dog, but I don't know what every Christian or white person or Australian will do in any situation. Sure, I can assume that any human will take their hand off a stove if it's hot, but that's because they're human. You can categorize a human because we're just animals but you can't necessarily categorize a group of humans. I know as much about the personality any random Muslim or Canadian or cult leader as I do about any other human on Earth. But that's just what I got from it.
#33 to #31 - jsprmp (09/13/2013) [-]
Religion has nothing to do with genetics, I don't even know why you would use that to compare what I said
User avatar #35 to #33 - blewws (09/13/2013) [-]
Because I don't think OP is talking about genetics! You can totally judge people by their genetics. OP isn't saying you can't. He's saying you can't look at a person the way you look at a song and think you know everything about them. Like, you can't look at a person of any religion and think you know anything more than that. He's saying we don't need to look too deeply into a lot of things like music or a chair because we can easily assume things about them which are often correct. He's saying we try to do this with people. We try to look at them and make assumptions because it's natural and we're good at it. But, because not all people are the same, just like not all beagles or giraffes or elephants necessarily behave the same way, it's not practical to make those assumptions.
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