Generally I'd agree that humans are very, very similar to other species, despite what the divinity crowd claims.Greatest I am wrote: ↑Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:45 pmI see very little difference between other animals and human animals.Greta wrote: ↑Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:38 amAccording to some simple people a few thousand years ago. As I say, I think Original Sin is an analogy for human capacities that, not only bring us empowerment, but also suffering.
The way I see it, the ancients couldn't help but notice that they operated differently to other species. Various societies down the ages have had their own ideas as to the differences and similarities.
What do you see, other than our intelligence, that is so different?
We mostly have the same traits as the other higher forms of life.
However, humans can sense the passing of time much more clearly than any other species. This extra capacity has allowed us to dominate the Earth but it has an emotional cost in terms of being haunted by the past or fearful of the future, adding complexity to every aspect of our lives. This is the cost being spoken about in Eden by the ancients.
It is remarkable in this day and age, knowing what we now know, that so many people believe the Adam and Eve story to be a genuine literal account, talking snake and all. How people can be so massively, incredibly dumb as to literally believe these myths remains a mystery to me. The widespread existence of such extreme mindless stupidity makes a strong case against open democracy, a system that can only prosper when most of the population is not as dumb as a fucking rock