by Josh Richardson
February 13, 2015
from PreventDisease Website
One thing that is very confusing about our biological classification is that we are labeled as mammals and part of the animal kingdom. However, mammals do not behave the way we do. I realize that our classification has more to do with our biology rather than behavior, but hear me out.
Our behavior is so unique that it aligns with
something else - something not living at all.
There are different types of groups of mammals such as bats, carnivores, cetaceans, elephants, marsupials, primates, rodents, treeshrews and many others.
They are found all over the world in all different
climates. They nurse their babies with mother's milk, maintain a
constant internal temperature, protect their young, have hair, more
developed brains and many other shared physical features.
Modern humans don't follow any of the above
instincts, if they have them at all.
Behaviorally, there is no other mammal that does what humans do.
Our capacity to destroy our environment makes us
practically pseudo-living organisms in this respect.
There are 100,000 known fragments of viruses in the
human genome, making up over 8% of our DNA.
The only thing we need to do is recognize it.