Human Supremacy: Nowhere Near Reality
Human beings have advanced to a point where survival from the outside world is almost incredibly easy. They have created cures and inventions that could enhance their everyday lifestyles. They are also the only species to modify the planet in any way they can imagine. Does that make human beings the dominant species? Because most people presume they have the right to control other animals, they presume they’re the superior species. People’s lifestyles suggest that they are doing fine. However, people often seem to forget that they are animals too. People are not superior to animals, they are just different.
The belief of human superiority, also known as anthropocentrism, is vague and a biased opinion. It can be thought of like the idea of racial, gender or religious supremacy. People cannot go and compare themselves as a whole and animals if they have little understanding about how animals, other than them, think. As humans, they would like to think of themselves as important, but in most cases people think they, as a species, are the most important (Kochanowicz). They have yet to discover all of the species in the planet, and they still have claimed that humans are the dominant species. People find multiple arguments for their superiority title, but most of them are subjective to the human perspective.
The most common part of the superiority belief is that humans are the most intelligent beings. It has been thought that those with a larger brain could contain more information. Therefore, the animal with the biggest brain could be considered as the most intelligent. The sperm whale, whose brain is the largest and weighs 7 kilograms, would be the smartest animal according to the statement (Kochanowicz). This argument could be quickly disposed of by the fact that birds are intelligent creatures despite the fact that they have very tiny brains. Other people believe that it is how our brain works that makes us intelligent. This can be true, in a sense of ability. People have a unique ability to reason beyond the capabilities of other animals, which makes human beings unique. However, how fast...