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What does then ???
Originally posted by The Matrix Traveller
reply to post by Barcs
A theory. perhaps plausible... but whether realistic or in fact the underlying cause or not, is not known or can't be proved.
One example regarding desire.
Desire is required to procreate a species or the next generation would be non existent.
In the case of the human species, we have choice in whether or not we have our offspring but not all do, but this is still driven by desire.
Some call it natural selection but really we don't consider this when we choose a partner do we?.
Sexual pleasure has EVERYTHING to do with child birth. Why do you think humans have populated to 7 billion? If sex wasn't pleasurable there'd be a lot less procreation, obviously. If humans didn't produce hormones for sexual desire and sex wasn't pleasurable, we'd probably have died out a long time ago.
Another thing is, we have components in our genitalia (in the case of the female) which allow for sexual pleasure, (which we don't need to get into) yet have nothing at all to do with child birth or for that matter the procreation of the Species.
So what caused our Genetic code to mutate to introduce "Sexual Reproduction" into the general make up and behavior patterns of many species, yet some self procreate, some being animals while other plants we even have hermaphrodites (even in the human species though rare)?
And what introduced these Wings, or caused them to form instead of arms. Why Two wings in some cases and multiple section wings in others (Insects) but never One only ???
Before the bird obtained these wings, (in its Genetic code) what caused the bird to obtain these, knowing nothing at all about air or aerodynamics ??? How would it know the need to fly or that it could fly for that matter???
And were did Desire come from in the first place and how and why ???
It is desire which appears to cause the physical behavior of most Species or are they all just automatic without any knowledge of the environment or self awareness???
Perhaps Not self awareness but its environment but what produces the desire to live and not die i.e. be eaten.
I think you will find the whole subject is far far more complex, than the human species can imagine, well at present anyway.
I really think a few more hundred or even thousands of years, involving research is required before we can get anywhere near understanding the truth, regarding our species or for that matter any other species.