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What do you think of the Human race?

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posted on Dec, 17 2007 @ 04:01 PM
I thought I'd start a discussion up to see what everyone thinks about us, people...

What have we achieved over our whole lifespan, and is it now we have only started to realize the true meaning of our existence?

What is our future, we can we possibly end up because of what is going on?

What does religion have to do with it, government... Why are we all just conforming nowadays, or will a small group of revolutionaries be able to rise and guide the human race? Can the opinion of a small group be applied to a mass world audience against the media and entertainment that blinds everyone?

what do we need to focus on? where are the so called 'leaders' leading us?

It would be really interesting to see what this could develop into

CheersWhat do you think of the human race?

posted on Dec, 17 2007 @ 04:13 PM

Originally posted by Mr Jimmy
What have we achieved over our whole lifespan, and is it now we have only started to realize the true meaning of our existence?

The human race is a transitional species. We're extremely clever, and as a result, we'll be able to modify our own DNA with some degree of skill in much less than 1,000 years, purposely moving away from our species as it currently exists. In that same length of time, we will almost certainly create intelligent, self-replicating machines that will be able to a number of very important things we are unable to, including making long trips between stars.

So not only will our species evolve from the inside, we will also be augmented and replaced from the outside. Compared to some species that last many millions of years, our time on Earth has not been long. It was a nice run while it lasted, though. Good times.

posted on Dec, 17 2007 @ 04:18 PM
Yeah haha
It could all bode well....

But think of the humans natural instinct.. people will fight for different things and it could tear us apart.

I think no matter much we can change ourselves physically, we can't change our instinct.. selfishness... not the whole human race

The human race could never stop changing
thanks for the reply

posted on Dec, 17 2007 @ 06:04 PM
Isn't there a problem with viewing selfishness as an inherent human instinct? As frequently described, selfishness is an antisocial characteristic. Humans are highly social; if we believe that we are inherently antisocial, then why do we bother socializing?

I think selfishness is an imbibed characteristic; a by-product of the world we have grown into. Today, one is encouraged to be 'individual', and to protect one's 'interests'. This provides the rationale for such sentiments as the need to bear arms, described as 'self-defense.' From what? Obviously, each other. But when a society's inhabitants do not trust each other, the society will inevitably collapse -- and, oddly enough, we're aware of this because we (claim to) emphasize such values as friendship and teamwork.

There is a freedom inherent in one's existence, which can neither be legislated nor controlled. It can neither be given to nor taken away from individuals, nor can it be 'defended.' We can and will come to appreciate that in both our fellows and selves.

There is already a change in place. A part of that change, I believe, is the awareness that 'leaders' don't actually 'lead' us anywhere. We're all perfectly capable of thinking for ourselves, as we're coming to discover. Where a second opinion is required, we are/can be willing to help each other out.

But until we do, I say the world needs no more revolutionaries. Look through our history, and you will see it populated with such characters. Religion has them, as does politics. It only takes some time before ideals get made into a doctrine -- whether it claims to satisfy philosophical or social needs. And our world today depends heavily on doctrines.

To conclude, I think the future of the human species is one where it learns to function as a part of a larger system. When we move past the need to consume our surroundings, we will have arrived at the future we've craved for centuries.

Unfortunately, I don't know how long it will take.

posted on Dec, 17 2007 @ 07:24 PM
we're such amazing beings. so flawed and imperfect, yet capable of the greatest wonders.

we're the living dichotomy. we're good and evil, apathetic and active. we exist not as one

there are probably an endless stream of quotes i could post from Doctor Who on this, but i think i'll quote the most recent Doctor on my current concern for humanity:

"The human race. For such an intelligent lot, you aren't half susceptible. Give anyone a chance to take control, and you submit! Sometimes I think you like it. An easy life."
-10th Doctor

posted on Dec, 17 2007 @ 11:09 PM
Most people have a need to improve themselves, they confuse that with ego-centrism, purposely might I add. People are trapped in a circle of ego, trying to be the best, to get the best job, the best life, why do you think so many talk highly about themselves? How their lives are so great and all, while in reality they hate themselves. People think high social status, power, prestige and wealth with stop their hunger for something they're too ignorant to understand, the need to become a better person, to improve oneself in the inside rather that in the outside. And so they keep feeding their ego, trying desperately to be the best of everyone. Such people are filth, they look down upon others and ravel in their own "accomplishments" as if they were great feats only gods could master. Sorry, I just get fed up with people's egos and their inner issues.

posted on Dec, 17 2007 @ 11:14 PM
What do I think about the human race?

That such a beautiful species with so much potential for greatness has spend most of its existence fighting each other base on racial, religious and political issues when we after all are from the same species.

Sad, we actually have learn to hate more now and with more deathly consequences that we did back when living in caves and it was a matter of survival.

[edit on 17-12-2007 by marg6043]

posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 12:13 AM
Blame the luminaries, black nobility and the cosmo club for that.
They're the reason we have so many artificial conflicts in our world.

posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 12:45 AM
We've definitley come a lot farther then we deserve to.

posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 01:09 AM
Spiritually, intellectually and motivationally we are the same as we have been for thousands of years. We are no smarter or wiser it would seem.

What do I think? I like most of us. Most of us are pretty nice people. I can't stand others of us. Violent or radical people impress me not at all. Weak minds resort to violence or lies. Overall we are OK though. Two thumbs up for the Human Race and I'm glad I'm not a Nematode.

posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 09:19 AM
The human race sucks monkey arse to be honest with you

posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 10:25 AM
An arrogant and foolish species, that came close to becoming fully sentience until they invented the digital watch, after which it all rather rapidly down hill. .... Currently ranked 417th most intelligent species in the sol system. Just below the gerbil.

Considered by some higher lifeforms as best avoided like the plague.

Interestingly, the nearest fully sentient species to Earth are the Obbubbulans from Obbubbula Beta in the Epsilon Eridani system. And the Obbubbulan word for plague, when rended into normal Galactic phoentics, is 'hoomaan' .....

posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 10:56 AM
What do I think of the human race? I asked my self that many times, and I think I can safely say that the human race is a beautiful race but ugly at the same time!
We are intelligent but also a stupid bunch! We create and destroy wonders! We are simple yet complex. We are one and many. We are friends and enemies. We are the dark and the light. We are poets and warriors. We our selves and others. We kill and we save life. We are all the colors. We are paintings and books. We are a mystery. We are the universe and beyond! We are what we are humans.
And you know what, sometimes just sometimes I do appreciate being a human.

posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 02:20 PM
From what i can see taht people have said, It seems as thought we are an extremely lucky race.

To have been granted what seems the right to think for our selves is extremely amazing. I think the point that we have been given this gift only to slander it upon violence and war proves valid.

and the point made about how selfishness is jsuta by product of our enviroment is also to extent true... there is too much 'stuff' nowadays... Tv's, cars, clothes and money. All drive us to take.

I think however, this is decreasing, and that governments.. especiallly the capilatist establishment of America shows this selfishness on grabbing the money no matter what happens.

As individuals we are amazing, its jsut when we are lead in groups that contain evil. Social conditioning is rife nowadays, people think we have grown out of influential times but we never have and never will..

Thanks so much for all the replies on my first thread

Ignorance is the flaw of humanity, I believe anyway

posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 02:32 PM
Unlimited potential directed by the fields of KNOWING.

Nothing more then the True Thought of GODS EXISTING.

posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 05:05 PM
Yea, we're so high, great and all mighty, yet there's still poverty, curable diseases and hunger in the world. But we're such amazing beings. Stop living fantasy, look out your window, your neighbor is stealing your
lawn mower.

posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 05:27 PM
What I think of humans varies; depending on mood. Overall, or now, I'd describe the human race (as we know it) as a species very extremely addicted to and programmed for its various religious and secular psychotic cults. Such cults are actually all variations of every type of "mainstream" politics and religion today; including many who consider themselves outside the "mainstream." Only historically will all of them/you (eventually) be labeled (permanently) as psychoses/psychotics; however perfectly normal or, let's say, normal enough such institutions and people are deemed today. IMO only those who are truly serious about Disclosure (of EVERYTHING) won't be judged/diagnosed historically as psychotic. The easiest definition of psychosis is one who's LIVING IN "castles in the air." The level of ignorance/denial is proportionate only to the official ubertotalitarian secrecy that the sheeple allow... Happy Deism. It's looking a lot like "ET" will arrive only to clean up the mess; if at all.

(a few minutes later) But I hope that's just my being in a crappier mood more often these days. May the good, unmistakeably higher beings grace us with their Salvation, like, yesterday. But it's incalculably important to be able to distinguish hope from belief; not to mention belief from fact.

[edit on 18-12-2007 by Lightworth]

posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 05:55 PM
It is retarded in the universal understanding of higher life forms.

Check out Urantia book for more understanding.

posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 06:05 PM
If atheism/materialism can be considered a mere belief, how is it that Urantia can't? Or anything else? Great to see you again, "Michael." (This one - Incarnated - apparently believes himself to be the Archangel Michael). Shall we get popcorn?

posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 06:13 PM
reply to post by Lightworth

Just because you misunderstand my understandings and statements as such doesn't make that an informational wepon. LOL

I'd not have to do work for myself as I get you to do it for me.


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