Of course, humans are not unique!

Animal Sentience

Commentary on Chapman & Huffman on Human Difference

Abstract

This commentary focuses on the question of the uniqueness of humans in comparison to other species and on the false assumption that single arguments support logical conclusions. Comparative analysis of genetic data in humans and nonhuman primates regarding the dopaminergic system of the subcortical mesolimbic reward system highlights homologous traits shared and modified by the process of evolution. Such an analytical approach is more relevant than claims of uniqueness.

Wallner, B. (2019). Of course, humans are not unique! Animal Sentience, 23(25).