Agree or disagree?

What makes us human?

This article in the British New Statesman says that what makes us human is playfulness.

Humans do silly, pointless things.

I am not so sure.

Animals don’t make machines.

Animals don’t give each other standardized tests.

Animals don’t have calendars and watches and anxiety attacks and drugs.

Animals don’t have Black Fridays.

Who says humans are smarter than animals?