Asking Questions Demonstrates Human Exceptionalism

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This human trait of question-asking begins almost as soon as we learn to talk. Young children can confound their parents with their rapid-fire questions. Source
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With Becket Cook, David Berlinski Discusses Speech as a Problem for Darwin, and More

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Dog owners know that to look into your dog’s eyes is often to see that the dog has something he wishes to say but lacks the “machinery for externalization.” Source
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Scientists Are Skeptical that Intelligence in Homo naledi “Erases Human Exceptionalism”

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Berger et al.’s claims about the species have been disputed and their idea that it lived 2-3 million years ago was exaggerated by a factor of 10. Source
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Engineering Brings Life and Vice Versa

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An uplifting video about a life-saving invention encapsulates several running themes about intelligent design, with only one brief flaw. Source
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For AI, Human Hands Are Exceptional…For Now

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In many artificially contrived images, the hands come up gnarled, disfigured, or otherwise anatomically incorrect. Source
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The Fear of Suffering Is Driving Us Crazy

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Our suffering phobia has triggered a harmful societal neurosis that has both subverted human exceptionalism and undermined societal common sense. Source
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By Design: Storytelling Reveals Human Exceptionalism

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That humans enjoy being made to wait seems to have been deliberately built into us. It’s unique in nature, an intelligent design. Source
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