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Colin A. Chapman and Michael A. Huffman, Why do we want to think humans are different?


Humans are certainly unique among living species. This is evident in the transformation of human environments and its resulting impact on other animals. However, many of the traits unique to humans are costly as well as adaptive and should certainly not be used to elevate their status above that of other species.

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Jennifer Vonk is a professor of Psychology at Oakland University. She studies various aspects of cognition in a wide range of species. She is also interested in assessing animal welfare in captive settings. Website