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Binarystep
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05:17:26 PM Oct 25th 2013
I really think this should be a No Real Life Examples, Please! page, considering Humans Are Morons, Humans Are Bastards, etc. are.

Besides, the Real Life section is a bit narcissistic. Who's to say that there isn't anything more advanced than humans? ;)
zarpaulus
05:25:31 PM Oct 25th 2013
Agreed.
cdreid
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10:07:05 PM Feb 10th 2013
I dont want to edit the topic as im unsure how to do so and be entertaining rather than annoying in doing so but pretty much every one of the "REAL LIFE" examples have been repeatedly refuted by scientists who actually studied the subjects such as opposable thumbs, language, intelligence, toolmaking etc etc
Larkmarn
08:59:23 AM Feb 11th 2013
... how so?
Thecommander236
01:57:35 PM Feb 11th 2013
What was the line you wanted to replace it with?
Goremand
04:36:26 AM Feb 19th 2013
If you believe an example is just plain incorrect, feel free to just delete it. If it's wrong then it's wrong, doesn't matter how funny it is.
66.240.10.170
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10:04:06 AM Nov 18th 2010
edited by RedDingo
I think Blindsight by Peter Watts is an inversion of this trope. It turns out that the inhabitants of Rorschach are extremely intelligent but have no self awareness at all. The crew realizes that this is may actually be the normative for the evolution of intelligent life while humanity is just the exception. Sentience is just a sink on time and resources. So what makes humans special is more of a handicap.

Edit: Now that I think about it, an inversion would be if a non-human species was actually the special kind. This is more of a subversion.
Goremand
08:31:07 AM Sep 28th 2012
In Blindsight humans are very special. Like the special olympics.
186.2.136.60
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09:50:56 PM Oct 14th 2010
Isntīt Supernatural an example of this? Lucifer and other angels are pissed at being Godīs second favorites and donīt understand what God sees in humanity. Also several villians will give a little speech(Pestilence for example) about how pathetic humans are just to be defeated by a human or in Pestilenceīs case by human means.
207.34.139.112
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01:21:19 PM Oct 7th 2010
Where did the Sherlock Holmes vs Edward Cullen quote come from?
173.33.133.18
01:59:20 PM Oct 19th 2010
It comes from a fanfic, I think. It got absurdly popular on the internet.
194.239.178.215
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11:37:40 AM May 27th 2010
Is there a larger image of the page image?
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