originally posted by: Assassin82
It's just a theory that's ran through my head, nothing more. Basically, go back in time when there was no electricity, no comfortable beds, no
restaurants, etc. You look up to the stars, and the human brain wonders, "what the heck is that?' You see a volcano errupt; "who did that?" The
earth shakes, a tornado takes out a neighboring tribe, a hurricane destroys everything. All the things of Mother Nature and there is absolutely no
Yeah – we all have theories. No better way to see how well they work, than to discuss & develop them.
As to your first premise – I would first ask – “Why didn’t they ask those questions previously? “ Meaning – why didn’t they
(in previous evolutionary stages of development
) wonder “what the heck is that?
Why would you or I consider that an evolutionarily advanced (significantly advanced, at that
) brain…all of a sudden needed to
create/derive an alternative explanation for what had been counted a ‘natural aspect of existence’ by ALL living & evolving creatures prior to
I know that the notion is – “Hey – the real evolutionary advancement was ‘abstract’ thought.” But, in most circles, the expectation for
continued survival would diminish tremendously, if those were the kinds of ‘scientific answers’ that took hold
As to a basic mind building a connection between natural events and a God
…having NEVER seen, heard, heard of, witnessed, felt, known or
conceived of such a thing/notion – I do not see it as a natural consequence/possibility. I find it to exceed the bounds of what we actually Know of
humanity’s innate resistance to the acceptance of ‘new thoughts, concepts, explanations’.
And – if there is no authoritative stamp (Divine Seal of Approval, if you will
) that accompanies such theories – it will
Furthermore – I do not see Caveman Louie spending his/her time outside the cave pondering philosophical questions. In most cases, I see said
Caveman’ on high alert at all times. Either looking for dinner, or trying to avoid becoming dinner.
As you suggested – Consider life before the comforts of Sleep-Aire mattresses, iTunes & Vending Machines
…and, under that pretext, I do not
believe ‘Caveman Louie’ would have been ‘comfortable-enough’ to sit outside under the night sky, contemplating ‘other explanations’ for
the world around him/her…until some minimal level of comfort and security was a staple of existence.
Those are just my thoughts. Agree – Disagree – Don’t Care … Thanks again, for yours.