The Beak of the Finch - Study Guide Part 3, Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

Jonathan Weiner
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Humans are different from every other species because of our consciousness. However, many evolutionists assume that humans are not the only species with self-awareness. The difference is the degree of self-awareness that humans have at their disposal.

Many other species learn from their elders, who learned from their elders, and so on. They make tools and have their own speech. Humans do the same. Humans have written history from which to learn, as well as teachers, professors, parents, family, friends, and society from which they learn. Humans make tools and have speech. The degree of self-awareness seems to be the major factor that has allowed the human race to take over the world. The fact that humans have all these advantages allows them to adapt at a faster rate by learning from history more than any other species in the world.

Darwin wrote to a...

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