Do humans only differ in degree from animals?
Evolutionists often use instances of animal ‘altruism’ and tool use as evidence that humans differs only in degree, not in kind, from the rest of the animal kingdom. CMI’s Lita Cosner shows how this fails to consider that uniquely human traits such as reasoning and language that set humans apart from any other creature God has made.
D.M. from Canada writes:
I recently did some research into what evolutionists call is some sort of “animal morality”, and found out about various forms of “altruism”, and even “fairness”, in different animal species.
This is from Wikipedia:
- Animals such as Capuchin monkeys and dogs also display an understanding of fairness, refusing to co-operate when presented unequal rewards for the same behaviors.
- Dogs often adopt orphaned cats, squirrels, ducks and even tigers.
- Dolphins support sick or injured animals, swimming under them for hours at a time and pushing them to the surface so they can breathe.
- Wolves and wild dogs bring meat back to members of the pack not present at the kill.
- Male baboons threaten predators and cover the rear as the troop retreats.
- Gibbons and chimpanzees with food will, in response to a gesture, share their food with others of the group. Chimpanzees will help humans and conspecifics without any reward in return.
- Bonobos have been observed aiding injured or handicapped bonobos.
- Vampire bats commonly regurgitate blood to share with unlucky or sick roost mates that have been unable to find a meal, often forming a buddy system.
- Raccoons inform conspecifics about feeding grounds by droppings left on commonly shared latrines. A similar information system has been observed to be used by common ravens….
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