posted on Jan, 30 2014 @ 10:09 AM
reply to post by Stormdancer777
This means we can slaughter and abuse animals and rape them with impunity. Now we can show definitively we're superior and uniquely special.
When we examine a problem and are trying to find a solution, we can stand still and wonder at the different solutions. An animal, by contrast, has to
try each possibility to figure out whether it'll work or not. And once it finds an answer that works it doesn't try to find a better one, until the
s**** is really flying. Even so, it still has to try each possibility. It can't imagine any of it.
Line up the animals for experiments and slaughter, those dumb thing. You betcha, I'm asking "What if?" I'm imagining what will happen if we think
ourselves absolutely superior to animals. We'll discriminate and segregate. We'll use and abuse the other creatures of Earth because we're
Oddly, all of this brain research will also allow us to discriminate and segregate humans too because we'll find out some humans are more superior
than others. For example, I read an article where the person argued Aboriginals cannot control their alcoholism or other bad habits because they lived
for so long as hunter-gatherers. There's this feeling they can live primitively and it's fine because they're "inferior" to us and whatever problems
they experience are acceptable. So a family of Aboriginals just got eaten by some salties? Is ok!!! Normal for them. This same logic is used with
animals. We excuse all sorts of bad behaviors and sufferings experienced by other animals because they're "inferior" to us. A bird in the wild just
got raped by another bird? Silly birds! Murdered? Silly birds! We just have to remember to give the Aboriginals a hole in the ground at the public
restrooms and send them off into the forest with a handmade spear when they're hungry. Worst case we give the aboriginals a pill so they live halfway
normally, but all that welfare costs money and hushed voices will say just give them some jungle.
YOu know what I think? I think we're all part of the same tree. There's only one or at best a couple species that can be at the top of the pyramid as
we're. Conservation of energy means the earth can't produce more than this. Our position is not special because it was inevitable a species would
dominate and rise up. It cost the earth many millions of years of evolution and expense to produce us and we rest on the labors of all the other
creatures, all of which share room and board on this evolutionary tree of life. All is interconnected.
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