• Question: Why are humans ruling the earth?

    Asked by The Ge Ni U S to Andrew, Jade, Jessica, Kevin, Lynn on 22 Jun 2015.
    • Photo: Jess Wade

      Jess Wade answered on 22 Jun 2015:

      Because we’re the most evolved species and have found ways to control both our own actions and that of other animals. We’ve developed language, politics, economics and religions- it is a bit more than the animals have achieved so far!

    • Photo: Andrew Fensham-Smith

      Andrew Fensham-Smith answered on 23 Jun 2015:

      We rule the earth because we can. We’re smart enough to have pretty much unlimited manpower at our disposal, which means we can solve any problem really quickly if it’s profitable to do so. If we were stupid at an individual level, it’s possible we would have died out millions of years ago, and a giant slug might rule the earth!

    • Photo: Kevin Honeychurch

      Kevin Honeychurch answered on 23 Jun 2015:

      The one thing that makes us as a species different is that we know how to control fire. That is a possible reflection of us being more intelligent, but could be a reason why we could become so….