and although we are a species based on
individual thinking, we trully are a hive mind,
...I would suggest that this is "accurate" whether or not it's really "true." Words fail here. Think of it this way: each and every water molecule in an ocean wave is its own distinct entity, and has its own distinct position and momentum. And yet, the motion of the wave itself is very much describable and consistent as its own phenomenon regardless of what individual water molecules are doing.
Whether or not there's a "collective consciousness" or an "akashic record" and whether or not humans are really spiritually "one" or anything of that sort...the fact remains that "humanity" can and does behave as a single entity.
I guess what I'm trying to ask is, are we actually such a hive mind in which we are all connected yet deny such things do the fact that we have logic and reason capable of different thought at the same time *just like our brain* or is it that we are self destructive individuals in which although we have people we can talk, we really are trully alone.
I'm sorry, but I really don't understand the question. Again, whether or not we're really a "hive mind," any and ALL groups of anything, be they water molecules, grains of sand, racial groups, religious groups, entire species, human or otherwise...any "group" composed of individuals is still describable on the basis of "the whole."
In the wave example above, you'll notice that it's quite possible for the flow of water that composes a wave to actually be traveling in a different direction than the wave itself. So too is it possible for individuals within a group to behave either in agreement, disagreement, neutrality or irrelevance to other members of the group. Again, doesn't matter if we're talking about people or not. If I drop a thousand pounds of sand on your head, it doesn't matter if two or three of thouse pounds are traveling sideways and away from you entirely. It's still fair to say that "the sand fell on your head."
Yes, humans may be individuals. But "humans" is one distinct thing.
And yes, this can be frustrating if you're a water molecule traveling in a direction different from the rest off the wave.
[edit on 9-11-2008 by LordBucket]