• Question: What makes us human?

    Asked by Goldielocks to Andy, James, Mary, Wil on 15 Mar 2017.
    • Photo: Mary Spiller

      Mary Spiller answered on 15 Mar 2017:


      I think it’s to do with our ability to use language, and to imagine things…. it’s a big question!

    • Photo: Wilhelmiina Toivo

      Wilhelmiina Toivo answered on 15 Mar 2017:


      This is a really deep question! I think it’s our emotions, language and consciousness of our thoughts and memories

    • Photo: Andrew Jones

      Andrew Jones answered on 16 Mar 2017:


      There are certain abilities that make us different from animals. Our language (like Wil and Mary said), but also cognitive processes. Our abilities to make complex decisions in the long run, goal directed behaviours (but research is beginning to suggest even some animals can make these!)

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