As I was listening to my friend's iTunes play list today, I heard this opening line to a song by the Bloodhound Gang. "You and me baby ain't nothing but mammals, so let's do it like they do it on the discovery channel." I found this to be quite disgusting. Thank you very much Mr. Bloodhound Gang, but I think I am a little more than any old mammal.
Let's review what these differences are, shall we?
1. I can choose my mate based on intellect and personal connection, rather than simply how well he is built.
2. I also have a set of morals and ideals. The closest non-humans can get to that is finding a mate who can fulfill the ideal of being an able bodied protector who is able to bring home enough food to feed his mate and offspring.
3. Humans are also known for something commonly known as modesty (however rare that may seem nowadays). Most people like to wear some sort of clothing to cover the private areas of their bodies, whereas animals tend not to exhibit modesty.
Does anyone have other differences to add to the list?