The Future of Human Uniqueness

Planet of the apes? What will happen to human’s special status on Earth?

What Makes Us Human?

Scientists defend contradicting views on animal capacities, apparently aimed at either debunking human arrogance or at securing human dominance. The truth can often be found somewhere in the middle. It is time we make systematic progress on defining uniquely human traits.
John Gurche

How Did We Become So Unique?

Great apes have not always been humans’ closest living relatives.
The Gap

The Origins of Words

Where do words come from? What is special about human's capacity to develop symbol systems?

Big Brained

Are humans the brainiest creatures on the planet?