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Is it true that the ability to cook is the reason why we are dominant species?

why are we a dominate species?

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I would say that is actually our ability to adapt our world to our needs... Humans really do not have much going for them.. lots of animals are better equipped with natural weapons, most are faster, see better, smell better, hear better. But is our mind and ability to manipulate the world around us that sets us apart. We are the *the only species* that changes it's environment to suit it's needs. All other animals must simply adapt to changes in the environment or die.

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No

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Guns

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we killed everything on the planet before guns were invented.
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no its our thumbs.

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if that were true, my aunt hilda would be a rat!!!...;-) lol

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1) bipedal. 2) opposable thumb. 3) larger brain 4) tool use. 5) communal. <--- Dominant species

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Our ability to get a grip on things (prehensile grip) was clearly very important to that end. We don't just monkey around with the utensils. Our brains give us the ability to whip up more interesting dishes than just pureed bananas.

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I've always heard that it was our thumbs (for texting, ha) and our ability to reason.

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Nah

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We can go into space, we can go underwater, we can go on land, we can adapt, we can create, we can effectively communicate, we can make other earthly animals extinct, no matter what it is.

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No

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It certainly plays a part, yes. Cooking food gives you many advantages, for example, it helps breaks down molecular bonds before digestion starts, this makes it easier to absorb. Cooking food also destroys bacteria and other nasties that can kill you.

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No, the ability to cook is the reason why women are the dominant species/gender of human.

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Our ability to make advanced weaponry makes us the dominant species, and at the top of the food chain. There is literally no animal population on earth that can stop the human species.

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Yes, because we can cook the competition.

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