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Yeah, you're probably right. We evolved from monkeys like you believe we did. You win. Looks like you're spending a lot of time kicking sand in people's faces on this thread. Feel good, big shot?
Originally posted by Unity_99
Some animals are AI. They are a part of the coding of the world around us. Another interesting point is that we're in our own earth hotel room some or more of the time than we realize. There is no time except as a program in our brains, where the only clock ticks. And time can be altered, paused, stopped, rewound, fast forwarded by Higher Ups, and each of us in this school has a team trying to pull us through the traps here, nudge, give us conscience bouts so we don't make train wrecks of our lives and harm others.
In our own families, our loved ones can be perceptions quite a lot of the time or all the time if they've already passed and are out of the earthschool on their time frame.
Not only was this whole school made for us, but its also alot of perception. Ie. a dreamscape in part. Everyone is on their own individual time line.
Originally posted by Astyanax
reply to post by steveknows
We are the most dangerous well adapted predator on the planet and we have the most dangerous natural tools for the job.
It was worth my while persisting with this trainwreck of a thread just to have read your post. A star from me.
There are people on this thread simultaneously claiming that we’re helpless in the face of nature, yet have somehow managed to ravage the natural environment, exterminate numerous species, etc. Clearly they are missing something. I guess it’s the same thing a zoo animal misses after a lifetime of being cooped up in an enclosure and fed by keepers.
Some don’t forget. A business tycoon twenty years my senior once told me how, as a young tea trader, he would go into the jungle with his brother and a dog to hunt for wild boar, deer and the odd sambhur. They travelled – this sounds unlikely but I can vouch that it was often done – on a motorbike. One day, they’d just arrived, found a clearing to camp in and had gone off to fetch water from a nearby stream. On their return, they found a leopard sniffing about the place. The old boy – this was at a cocktail party full of preening socialites – described to me how he and his brother almost suffocated the dog that was with them, trying to keep it from growling. I assumed this was because they were afraid the leopard would attack them, and said something to that effect.
The old man laughed.
'No,’ he said. ‘We were trying to get to the bike before it noticed us.’
‘Get to the bike?’ I asked. ‘What for?’
‘The shotguns were on the bike,’ he replied.
They hadn’t thought, as I had, about the danger, but about what a great ‘bag’ a leopard skin would be.
A few months later, the man who told me this story was indicted for insider trading on my country’s stock exchange. He cheated the judge, though – had a massive stroke and died before he was to appear in court.
I don’t approve of hunting for sport, but some of us will always be predators. And given the right circumstances, nearly all of us would be. Thank you for showing just how good we would be at it, guns or no guns.