• Question: What makes us human?

    Asked by Boo! Boo! to Carolyn, Peter, Richard, Sara, Siana on 20 Nov 2015.
    • Photo: Richard Unwin

      Richard Unwin answered on 20 Nov 2015:

      Hi again Boo,

      The scientific answer is the genes that are contained by our 46 chromosomes.
      A better answer is probably our practical and emotional intelligence, our ability to care and empathise, our ability to problem solve and our ability to adapt to different environments probably more than any other creature on earth.