The Science of What Separates Us From Other Animals
Prof Thomas Suddendorf, The University of Queensland
There are many conjectures that have tried to define what makes us different from the other animals. Once it was that humans were the only animals to use tools until it was shown that everything from birds to primates use tools. Eagles and cuttlefish have better eyes than humans, plenty of animals are stronger, faster, more exquisitely adapted to their environments, hear better and have better senses of all kinds. But we can think…..I think; we are ‘self aware’ whatever that is. I think I am therefore?
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