The Logical Animal

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  1. swanny macrumors regular

    swanny

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    THE LOGICAL ANIMAL

    It has been suggested by some, that humanity, has always been hardwired for war and violence. That the only language that some, by desensitization, nature/nurture or experience, can understand it seems, is violence. That to deny our aggressive, hostile and competitive natures, is to go against our very natures and natural programing. That perhaps war and viloence, in some crude way, serves as some basic survival mechanism, that is more automatic and unconscious then reasoned or deliberate.

    Well perhaps, then also, there is the natural or evolving desire or dream of harmony and peace as well. Why thus these opposing and conflicting aspects within one species or being. War and peace, Love and hate, right and wrong and time.

    Yet we could not have evolved to where we are today with and through the aggression and destructiveness of war alone. We perhaps would not be a society or civilizaation at all if we were just a species or creatures of war. At some point and points, reason, sanity and love would and have prevailed for lengths of time and some illuminated souls have called upon us to beat our swords into plowshares.

    Perhaps through the years thus we oscillate and vascillate between war and peace, love and hate, right and wrong, growing bored and weary of each in its turn. "To everything turn turn turn, there is a season, turn turn turn and a time and purpose to everything under heaven."
    (The Bible and the song made popular by the Byrds in the 1960s.)

    Yet again, we have arrived here where we have been before perhaps and what of it? Another performance or charade or amusement for some distance God or the economy perhaps but what has changed? Can "we" change?

    Alas, perhaps not or? So what now? are we at a crossroads perhaps, a jumping point, a quantum leap towards something new and better? Better than the dogma and career and study of war and peace?

    A new beginning and a reinventing or reprograming of ourselves towards.....???
    a more "evolved", wiser and or loving species?

    Has humanity finally perhaps or some of humanity finally tired of or overcome a secret death or suicide wish and are ready to embrace a more benign and more gracious persona or being or mindfullness?

    Are we thus effecting and changing our hard wiring at long last to become true beings and animals of logic, love and wisdom?

    Maybe. There is a slight probability that to some just that is occuring.

    By A. G. Jonas
    Sept 17, 2006
    Canada
    Sunday

    Ps I am not Edsnig or Fox2005
    or not consciously anyway
     
  2. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    It's an honour to be the first to post in your thread, "Sir". :)
     
  3. skunk macrumors G4

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    Are we talking about a few fortunate individuals in ivory towers? Because the general mass of humanity wouldn't have the first idea what your man is talking about.
     
  4. skunk macrumors G4

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    Only just. ;)
     
  5. swanny thread starter macrumors regular

    swanny

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    Well you may come to regret it...
    sometimes gets a little hot...
    or "wasty" but theres salad in the fridge
    so heps yo self...

    *smiles*

    sir swanny
     

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