There are human cultures who would disqualify under that rule set, and several of the rules would include many herd animals as human.
Originally Posted by FarmMarsNow
Actually, you're simply making the classical tribal definition of human: People like us.
I would hope that if a consensus is ever found, it isn't one based from any specific culture.
A kind person may be more humane, but cruelty is one of the traits humanity has in abundance. Together with greed and the persistence to plan very long term for the fulfillment of said greed.
This provides a scale of humanity: A kind person is more human than a cruel one. A dog is more human than a fish, which is more human than a worm. A kind dog may be more human than a cruel person; so it may actually have more value.
For traits that makes us unique you have to look at other things, sex for fun is one (Bonobo's, despite their reputation does not have intercourse as part of their copulation-imitating social-bonding behavior).
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