Are human beings animals?
By Jasbir T. Singh |There is no conflict between Catholicism and science. Catholics acknowledge the great contribution of science in understanding the biological nature of human beings.Catholics can accept the fact that human beings are classified as belonging to the animal kingdom according to the following taxonomy:KingdomAnimaliaPhylumChordataClassMammaliaOrderPrimatesFamilyHominidaeGenusHomoSpeciesH. sapiensHowever, the story doesn’t stop there. Science only describes the physiology of human beings according to evidence from observation through the human senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. Science does the best it can while being confined to knowledge existing within space and time.Philosophy and religion, however, go beyond science when describing