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July 04, 2020 - Psychology Today

The Human Place in Nature

The Human Place in Nature
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Do humans exist outside the natural world? How is that possible if all species arose from the same process of evolution by natural selection?

There have been many advocates for this human uniqueness view within the social scientists. One oft-repeated claim is that humans are so much smarter than all other animals that there is no reasonable comparison.

What of the evidence? Evidence for Human Cognitive Superiority

There is no unbiased method of comparing general intelligence across species. Researchers focus on specific cognitive abilities instead. Are there specific cognitive abilities that only humans master?

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