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Humans and Animals

What Makes Us Human?

Thomas Suddendorf | Posted 02.08.2014 | Science
Thomas Suddendorf

We are the only species on this planet with the foresight capable of deliberately plotting a path toward a desirable long-term future. Plan it for the apes; because they can't.

The Age of Contagion

Dr. Lonnie J. King | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. Lonnie J. King

The effects of converging people, animals and their products in a planetary mixing bowl have created a new and profound dynamic in our 21st Century. Animals, people and the environment are now elaborately woven together as never before, and our lives are being changed forever by these new levels of human and animal interaction in a deteriorating environment.

The Intelligence of Man and of Beast

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 10.29.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

As spiritual beings, we must see our humanity as distinct from the animal kingdom, but we also dare not dismiss that humans are a part of the animal continuum and we too must respect the animal world of which we are a significant, but still only one, part.

The Conquest of Nature

Lewis Lapham | Posted 05.12.2013 | Green
Lewis Lapham

Over the course of the last two centuries, animals have become all but invisible in the American scheme of things, drummed out of the society of their myth-making companions, gone from the rural as well as the urban landscape.