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Humans Are Unique Animals Because Evolution Gave Us Angst

(3) Comments | Posted February 19, 2013 | 12:03 PM

Philosophers and scientists have long debated whether there is something unique about Homo sapiens that sets us apart from all of the other animals. It's not a question of whether we should feel like special humans - it's a question of whether in some way we are actually special animals.

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The Origin of Angst: How Ancient Herd Instincts Cause Modern Anxiety and Depression

(57) Comments | Posted November 30, 2012 | 7:20 PM

Imagine for a moment that you are evolution. How would you go about designing biological instincts for social behavior in a herd of animals? It's not only about the survival of the fittest individual; it is also about the survival of the fittest herd. Because animals don't think well enough...

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