Emotions and Intellect

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Emotions and Intellect

Post by waechter418 »

Imagination and Emotions are responsible for cultural developments and the formation of civilisations.
Imagination and Intellect are responsible for scientific and technological developments – combined with Emotions, latter can have destructive results.
Fear, hatred, envy, greed & the likes, have played major roles in the disappearances of previous civilisations and seem – when goading contemporary sciences and technologies – to be able to bring about global catastrophes and even the disappearance of Sapiens.
Yet, instead of doing his Latin title “reasonable, wise” justice and trying to get rid of this menace, he not only justifies his emotions, by claiming them to be essential for his survival, but boosts them with media and commerce to a rampant force that apparently is able to overpower the intellect – at least it would explain the increasing readiness of scientists to surrender their works and themselves to the lures of money and glory - and the attempts to infect AI`s with emotions.
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Post by Dontaskme »

Very good and well said waechter418

Greed has become a human problem, even the desire to procreate more of ourselves is another form of human greed and addiction to pleasure, it's like we cannot get enough of ourselves, but then nature will take care of that problem we will end up self destructing, or we will realise we need to stop being greedy in the sense we need to adopt the mentality that to have less is more.

There is so much to talk about when it comes to human selfishness, the list is endless, but it's nice to see people like you drawing attention to the problems we are now facing..so thanks for your contribution.

We as freethinking conscious self aware beings must not give our power over to the rise of the AI machines. It'll be a grave mistake.
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Post by DMT »

I might say 4.5 billion years of emotional.decelopmemt and but a short time.to develop.intellectually is a dangerous combo. Btw the last I checked no emotions involved in the vast.majority of the aspects that are creating our enviremental.issues.no it's about 99% science. It's not generated by philosophy sitting around talking philosophy. The addiction to those scientific creations is indeed a problem though. We love the products so much we are willing to deny the creators of those objects are saying their products are causing issues.

A bit like a tabaco company saying smoking can cause cancer and many refusing to believe them. That's a wierd situation that we find ourselves in.
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Post by attofishpi »

..well said DMT - keep puffing on.
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Post by Walker »

DMT wrote: Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:49 am A bit like a tabaco company saying smoking can cause cancer and many refusing to believe them. That's a wierd situation that we find ourselves in.
“Surprisingly, fewer than 10 percent of lifelong smokers will get lung cancer. Fewer yet will contract the long list of other cancers, such as throat or mouth cancers. In the game of risk, you're more likely to have a condom break than to get cancer from smoking.”

https://www.livescience.com/3093-smokin ... mined.html
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