Are Humans Truly Unique?

Published on July 16, 2015

Does the Imago dei mean humans are unique? Although only humans do art, religion, or philosophy, we share many qualities with other species. My thesis is that we do transcend other species – in a unique pattern of coordinated social, neural, and genetic complexity. Due to massive neural reentry to the cerebral cortex, we have a plastic, recursive, abstracting, and linguistic brain, qualities which can illuminate our understanding of the image of God in humanity.