Quote: Originally Posted by Reverend Blair
Those same logic and sciences have done absolutely nothing to indicate the existence of an afterlife, mps.
Nor were they meant to. Knightman suggested that humans are arrogant to believe they are special, and I showed why they can have just cause for believing so.
If I can run faster than you, and subsequently beat you in a race, would I be arrogant to say that I am a faster runner?
Quote: Originally Posted by Knightman
Yes, we are very good at devising ways to kill each other and over concepts that humans invented, most mammals are much more civilized...........
Most of our concepts are neutral. We've created the atomic bomb, but we've also created radiation treatment. I also don't know of any mammals that can be as benevolant as humans. We are capable of great evils, but also of great feats of altruism. Some folks, however, seem to focus solely on the negative. For shame.
Also note that you're using the internet, which was initially a military project meant to dispatch vital information over large distances during the Cold War. From military beginnings rose the ability to share ideas between individuals in distant nations. Don't be so short-sighted to believe that or invented concepts aren't of great value to our species.
Quote: Originally Posted by Twila
Animals do use logic (they think and problem solve). Many animals self medicate. I'm not sure what you mean by Advance their species. Humans seem to have created more problems then those they've solved. IT may just be that animals already know the problems inherent in "advancement" and so don't.
I think animals use simple trial and error to solve their problems, whereas human use logic, which is more complex. And what I meant by "advance their species" is that humans have created technologies and notions that can stave off extinction. Of course, we've also created technologies and notions that can cause our extinction. But again, you have to take the good with the bad, as opposed to focusing only on the bad.
Interesting that you brought up the problems of advancement. Life, it seems, favours the simplistic, and the latest workings of evolution have tended towards that. For every species that becomes more complex, 5 become simplier. The cockroach, for one, has not advanced much in its history, and its survival is more than assured because of that.