Originally Posted by Surprise 623
yeah but why are we different? And you have to admit we are....no other animal attempts to preserve the weak and the old
That's not exactly true.
Water buffalos protect their weak and old. They've been known to go back and confront lions and hyenas as a group in order to rescue a fallen comrade.
Elephants also protect the very young and the aged against predators, and have even been known to take food back to an ailing comrade.
Humans are unique in that we've been able to make the natural world conform to us, not the other way around. Animals work in conjunction with nature, and live or die based on the the vagaries of weather and food supplies. Humans have wrested quite a bit of control from the natural world and manage to survive en masse, even during natural disasters.
unique, but not necessarily for the reasons you believe.