The ability to work together is what makes us unique

The ability to work together is what makes us unique:

The linked article discusses several studies made in order to find the difference between humans and other animals, specifically apes. The goal was to understand what development in humans was key to making us different than other species. What the article suggests is incredible – the author claims our social skills, not our intelligence. is what made us the dominant species on the planet.

It only makes sense then that the development of the web – an incredible social tool – is having such a major effect on the world these days, as did other social advances (the printed press, the radio, telephone etc’) over the course of history. If the theory holds, the web could be our newest tool used to develop our society by socializing, learning from each other, working together to further our society.

Thanks to for her post discussing this article.

via tumblr at January 08, 2012 at 03:04AM. Originally posted on


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