A conscience. The ability to theorize and test those theories. The creation of such a complex spoken and written word. The human brain and it's capabilities in general. The ability to rationalize is a good one too.<br />
Don't forget our ability to have compassion for the weak. Any other creature would just kill em or leave em for dead.
nothing - were NOT superior........the opposing thumb sure makes us pretty crafty though......
Self-awareness, intelligence, spoken words, higher functioning frontal lobe, technology, advanced civilization, asking questions, inquisitive, philosophy, science.... I can go on and on.<br />
We are a superior species and that is a scientific assessment. Many people state that we are not superior as a whole species mostly because they think calling something "superior" is the same as making a statement of worth. Being superior does not make other things worthless. People who think superiorly will also identify that all things are important and a part of the ecosystem. People who think they are superior not in conjuction as a whole but as an individual because they believe they are more worthy and more powerful because of material possessions are NOT. They have made a value judgement. Calling a whole species collectively superior is not the same as calling everything else less worthy. <br />
People who are not realizing their superiority because they are human have not come to terms with their own personal greatness and are holding themselves back.<br />
Is the light of a light bulb more superior than the light of a candle? Yes.. but that does not make candlelight bad or worthless. The lightbulb is just more efficent etc. It is the same with humanity's collective superiority. Are individuals superior to other individuals depending on certain criteria... IQ levels, conscience levels, educational levels, emotional IQ, empathy levels, selflessness levels, spiritual awareness levels, green living levels, compassion levels, ability to love others, ability to love and care for other animals, physical and mental health levels, etc?
We murder for sport, is that more advanced? Okay so we're on par with cats.
Brains and imagination
Thumbs and precision.
The ability to use guns
superior? we are the only creatures tearing apart the only place we have to live, thats sounds REAL superior.
Humanity is the lifeform that eventually will destroy the earth. Is that acting superior? No, that's misusing your superiority!
We are created in God's image. It's this free will that some of us have taken advantage of without looking back.
How meany none humans are on EP That can respond to questions.......ah..... Scratch that I see we have cats , dogs, birds , and other critters........ I'm bad.
Well, we use credit cards soo much better, and screw our lives up by putting ourselves into debt...wait a minute, who says we are superior???
Nothing! Its just our arrogance which makes us think that.
We aren't superior. Keep in mind that you're talking about the life form in which some people are willing to weave across three lanes of traffic to get to a McDonald's. We're also the less-than-proud species that holds a relationship with those people who made the Snuggie.
like some of the other repliers,i dont believe we CAN call ourselves superior,one reason being the other creatures on earth live within bounderies,not driven by greed+self interest to the detriment of other species.Wehave the ability to be superior to what we are now,love+reason,but look at the world.For me there is very little evidence of humane-ness shown to ANY thing that "stands in the way of progress".Watch the birds,squirrels,rodents etc next time you visit the countryside,if you can.They all want to put as much distance between themselves+us.Experience+survival has taught them just what humans are like,survival trains hard.
To presume we are superior would prove that we are not.
I AM! there for......