The debate "Emotions make us human" was started by
February 4, 2019, 10:06 am.
50 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 32 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
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Shoto, DrMrDaniel, ALeena, Kanwal, District9 and 45 visitors agree.
chrissurvivor, JDAWG9693, Redsun, mzidanr, Genius66342001, mozezee, finthechat, SMNR, InfinityMachine, Happybadgal, DestinySub, AlissiaMathew, ritumoni and 19 visitors disagree.
I don't agree that emotions make us human. But, I would add to your point, Happy, that I don't think that emotions can be fake, only the expression of emotions. If I'm sad, but am expressing joy, that doesn't change the fact that I'm sad.
other than what is already being said (that animals have emotions too ,yet they remain animals) i would like to add that emotions can be fake and its very common and how come that something that easy to fake and be unreal be a criteria to humanity or questioning it
What makes us human is conscious intelligent choice. Animals have emotion too.
it is very unlikely that most reptiles, insects, worms, sponges, etc have emotions.
Any animal can feel emotions. The dna and cells makes us human
and also make human weak
dogs certainly feel joy. recognition of a personal favorite none food toy makes it as chemical as ourselves. anger is something dogs can easily exhibit as well.
while you may be right for most animals, I'm very confident most mammals and birds are more alert than many give them credit for.
I would disagree with your statement. Animals do not have the capacity to express emotions such as joy or anger. They are controlled chemically/hormonally (yes, so are humans but humans can control themselves whereas animals are instinctual). Anger might be territorialism and joy might be a dopamine rush.
animals certainly feel anger, fear, and joy.
wouldnt it be self reflection and the ability to ask existential questions be what makes us human?