Anonymous asked in Social ScienceAnthropology · 2 months ago

Do humans have any responsibility in the survival of other primates?

or is it their responsibility to ensure their own survival? 

You can read that in two ways, feel free to answer both.

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes. If we are doing things that are endangering them, then we are responsible. For example, clearing forests and polluting the environment are things that we can avoid doing. 

  • 2 months ago

    Our intelligence means that we are not driven only by instincts, but can also make decisions. We have the ability to coordinate complex projects as well as understand the world to a higher level of complexity that other animals.

    This gives us the power to attempt to understand the world and make choices. What we choose is another matter. 

    I don't think that there is an inherent responsibility for humans to care for the planet, animals or other primates. But we have the power to make that choice and the responsibility to choose wisely.

    Meanwhile, other primates don't have the ability to make those choice themselves. 

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