Contemplation does not strictly belong to man?


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Nov7-08, 09:42 PM
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If we take "man" to mean homo sapien....

Isn't it true that other past primate species, perhaps homo habilis, contemplated their existence? I seem to remember reading something about focilized remains being found with flowers laid in the grave, paintings, etc...

So was homo sapien the only species to ever contemplate their exitence?
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Nov7-08, 10:04 PM
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Looking beyond homos, elephants realize that they are looking at themselves if there is a mirror nearby, and they grieve and have elaborate mourning rituals if one of their clan dies.


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