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Oct
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comment Are humans the only living species that have the concept of exercise?
@Remi.b Thanks for the affirmation that there is no such terminology defined. Maybe someone in the future can break the activity into further sub-activities that can be asked as separate SE questions.
Oct
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comment Are humans the only living species that have the concept of exercise?
@Remi.b I think it might be that you are making a wrong assumption about "doing something that we don't want to do"? I at least know some people who do want to exercise?
Oct
7
comment Are humans the only living species that have the concept of exercise?
@Remi.b the definition is not clear in my head, otherwise I would not have to ask this question. I was hoping someone would have the definition e.g. based on behaviour, function, or brain activity? If "having fun" is still vague, how about "having sex"? Concept of mating? Hence it is about whether other living creatures engage in such an activity? I don't think philosophy is the right place to post this though.
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Oct
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Oct
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Oct
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comment Are humans the only living species that have the concept of exercise?
For those who say this is philosophical, I think this question parallels other behaviour such as having fun, which can be observed in other living creatures. Is having fun also out of topic?
Oct
7
comment Are humans the only living species that have the concept of exercise?
@fileunderwater I guess it would have the same meaning as humans, but I won't know, that's why I asked this question. Imagine yourself making an observation of a living creature making extensive movements without apparent purpose. Maybe it can be considered as exercising, except I am not aware of such an occurrence. They mostly just stay very still or laze around.
Oct
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comment Are humans the only living species that have the concept of exercise?
@Remi.b "For an animal to make exercise that would mean that it needs to not be adapted.." is this your assumption or is this a fact?
Oct
6
comment Are humans the only living species that have the concept of exercise?
But I can't imagine them thinking about it as exercising. It really is a waste of energy for them!
Oct
6
asked Are humans the only living species that have the concept of exercise?
Sep
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awarded  Autobiographer
Mar
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accepted How does natural selection favour large body mass and size (or so it seems)
Mar
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asked How much food can an average person eat, and which animal is that equivalent to?
Feb
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asked How does natural selection favour large body mass and size (or so it seems)
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accepted Why do living organisms replicate itself or procreate
Nov
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comment Why do living organisms replicate itself or procreate
@RoryM Thinking out loud: Due to pre-perception of a living thing, defining it with "ability to reproduce" seems to suggest that when the thing reproduce, it does so under its controlled will. However if i am asked WHY a kitchen sponge absorbs water with its ability to do so, I am unlikely to suggest that the sponge has a will. In a way, the sponge MUST absorb water. So to answer the "why", either living thing MUST reproduce, or the more approperiate question becomes, "does living thing desire to reproduce" or "can living thing inherently stop (temporarily) reproduction?" Hope I make sense...
Nov
20
comment Why do living organisms replicate itself or procreate
"One of the characteristics of life is replication" is that part of the definition of life? i.e. if a thing has all characteristic of living organism except "desire" to replication, then it is NOT a living organism?
Nov
20
comment Why do living organisms replicate itself or procreate
So in your metaphor, rolling down slope is the process of replication?