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We are more close to animals that many of us actually consider, not in the aspect of the biological evolution or man's closeness to animals, but more in the aspect of the mind.

We can believe that our calculative capabilities or our ability to learn and explore the stars and heavens may what distinguishes us from the rest of other life forms, but it is in fact, our ability to give meaning to those that are around us other than to what they really are in reality. We possess the ability to give rise new perception to natural acts.

Science looks at us as measurable factors, simplified and broken down into basic forms and meaningless, e.g. Humans- Organs- Cells- Organic compounds- Elements- Atoms- Protons, Neurons Electrons etc. but it does this, not out of uncaring malice, but out of necessity. It needs to see us as things it can plug in to the equation, gears to make the machine work, parts to make the system function. Its utter disregard of meaning means that we can explore the depths of the physical world without the constraints of emotion or morality, it turns us into efficient computers and capable of reaching untold achievements. It makes us rational and practical. This is our FACT

This view however, does not separates us from the other sentient beings around us, for animals also have the ability to learn and adapt, and therefore, practical and unconcerned with meaning. Chimpanzees and Mice are able learn and think in the same way we do and they have also been observed to utilize and master tools the way we do. Dolphins, whales and many other vocal animals communicate in what seems like their own developed languages. Dogs, cats and rats exhibit curiosity that leads them to discoveries and thus, make them more intelligent and knowledgeable with the reality we live in. We are no different with the animals in the context of science, and science looks at us as meaningless beings. Alongside man, animals are the most practical beings existed, acting not upon individual perception, out of necessity and instinct. We do thing in order to survive, to reproduce and to adapt. What we observed as human behaviour among animals is merely an adaptation to the increasingly humanized environment; pets showing emotional attachment to humans merely show an adaptation of sympathetic relationship between beast and man.

What makes us truly human is our ability to create new meanings to things other than to what it really is. Our relationship to our family is not merely a "safety in numbers" survival adaptation from nature, but a web of emotional attachment within its members. The mere act of having a meal with family or friends is not simply a resource of sustenance, but our opportunity to strengthen the bond of our TRUTHS(I said "TRUTHS" instead of "truth" because there is no singular "truth" but rather a certain set of believes that one holds, recognized and accepts) this is what truly makes us human the meaning and value we give to ourselves and the world around us, how we perceive and receive FACTS and accept them as OUR INDIVIDUAL TRUTHS

What science cannot take away from us is our Truths, our meanings that we bury deep in our minds and hearts, and nurture it to become who we are individually.

I wish to disclose to you more of my thoughts, but, time does not permit me. Apparently, these are one of the Facts, we must all accept as a Truth, but how fast or slow it runs differs from person to person.
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asnoddy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what if we are not human?
thats what i hate haveing to where a divice that makes me look human so i can try to have a normal life well it sucks
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monkeymonkeylol Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Wow, that was excellent; you could be a philosopher.

The only thing I could add is the effect of free will as well; the ability of humans to push past or rise above simply what the environment or conditioning can teach us.
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Universe12 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes this is very true. We are beings that evolved (others would say created by aliens that either likely took primitive humans that were not quite homo sapien sapien or modern human and evolved them hundreds of thousands or millions of years through genetic engineer and modification or even unlikelier started life on this planet) from animals through natural selection and evolved into creatures that have an amazing brain capacity to not just see and understand things but develop complexities on a unrivaled level on Earth.

We got a gene that allowed us to vocally speak to each other and we also used hand and noise means to communicate earlier in our history (way back at that point in time when vocal communicate came to a point where sounds did not just cause your instincts to react like a high pitch scream meaning danger but meaning in an idealistic way like "ugh" could be "rock" and so on) and that evolved into a language and soon we started developing more complex communities and advancing our technology over the millennia. This has gotten to a point to where language took on a written form that has a lines that evolved into complex alphabets that contain symbols like the letters "A", "g", "G" and so on. These symbols meant certain objects, animals, plants, etc. and sounds we create and they developed into super complex ones like Chinese and I believe the most complex is Japanese with I think thousands of symbols and reading left to right, right to left, up to down, and down to up. Now we created rules for proper written and verbal communication that helps communication for people all over the planet and thousands upon thousands of languages in some form from simple tribal ones to complex ones like Japanese and English.

We developed all kinds of precautions for safety in jobs and forms of work and types of work are literally in the tens of thousands from simple labor like attending a garden to complex ones like engineering and neurologist. We developed complex systems, more idealistic than anything else kinds of systems like politics and governments, that rule every part of life. Like what country you belong to is a more idealistic than physical thing. Our species has truly evolved but it is still FAR FAR FAR from being at the most advance it can get. Getting the most advance technologically the physical Universe can all is probably literally billions of years in the making. Not to mention, the first HUMANS were created through evolution about 4 - 8 million years ago so we are very young in the Universe. Homo sapiens or the current only known species of homo and by far the most successful and evolved in the world's history are at least like 279,000 years old (the oldest KNOWN skeletons of modern homo was found in Ethiopia and were about 279,000 years old when they carbon dated them but there could be older ones undiscovered or a least ones we never studied and tested yet) so our species is VERY young and (well compared to just about anything else that is not alive we are young but compared to the length of life in creatures it is long) has a long while to go. We are still technologically evolving AND we are still PHYSICALLY evolving.

Most people do not think this, I believe, but humans and all other creatures are still evolving that are alive today. Some changes are drastic compared to very specific details like how we have mutations like a more advanced hearing in someone compared to the average person but compared to more general and broad comparisons they are long and time consuming like developing new forms of senses and organs and stuff. Life evolves in such a way it seems as though it would take an intelligence behind it to come up with this stuff like which chemicals allow digestion without seriously endangering the creature itself or at least a system to protect the creature from the corrosive chemicals like how mucus is constantly being put on the lining of the stomach so it digests the mucus but not the stomach's flesh itself.

Also one thing I would like to say also is that how people view humans from animals. Scientifically speaking we ARE animals, no exceptions. However we just evolved and created some very-far-ahead-of-any-other-species kind of technology.

In a more opinionated way, the thing that separates us from animals is our technology. We are far far ahead of animals that are still using sticks and rocks and some primitive or more-than-primitive-but-not-as-complex-as-human type of speak or verbal communication. However, scientists use how we differ genetically, bone structurally, and physical characteristically (in general terms) to decide how far we differ from animals.


Also, sorry for the lengthy comment lol but I really really like to explain myself as you can see lol.
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livinlovindude Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
but the presence of these technologies still does not differentiate us from animals, albeit the fact that ours are exponentially more complex than theirs, but the key principle of technologies for both human and animal is that it is developed for a single purpose, to make our lives easier. It is for practicality's sake, not leisure with we sometimes correlate to the deeper human-conceptualized meaning, something other than for function. this kind of "meaning making" cannot be found within animals.
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Universe12 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes exactly. Animals are very complicated mentally like humans but not as evolved. The major difference between human and the rest of animals is how we think. Animals have a understanding much like a young infant. They see, remember, classify, distinguish, and learn the world around them. However, the thing that makes us much different in thinking is that animals do not know language to make complicated thoughts like we can. We developed a language especially a verbal one in means of distance and more complete communication. Animals can make sense of like one is bad, good, to stay away from, (well instincts help with much of that), and all this adds to their knowledge and maybe somehow adds to their instincts. Instincts did develop from not just evolution but from untold eons of experiences of creatures. They add to that instincts with every moment and it becomes a internal guide to life in a way.

One book I was thinking of was a Book by 'Jack London' called "White Fang." If you go onto my profile page on DA there is a wolf sketch and on the sketch it says well :White Fang" and that is the name of the book. It is over 100 years since it was published but is still very good. If you get a chance to read it I would recommend it. It is pretty good I think. Just found it one day and I had some time to read it over a few days.
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TsawlaEltuTsamsiyu Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing.
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Xifihas Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Cool story bro
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It-Itches Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
JA!!!
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The666thPokemonRival Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This explain why animal dont know when we try to help them when they are sick... They dont know y we are making them suffer with pills and other treatments T_T
We are so greedy.
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human72 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Do not doubt humanity in front of me.
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livinlovindude Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
I sometimes do.
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human72 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
In what way?
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AkizuRyuuri Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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This is why I've always wanted the new Fav a Journal post feature. D8 I'd put it in my "Epic Wow dujfsgbvusb'vgoublarg" folder so everyone will find it easily but a Collect button is lacking... :shakefist:
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shyguy280 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
*Pictures A in a psychology suit* WOW you make good points in this journal. The definition of 'human' here makes just as much sense as anything I've ever read. You have pretty good insight on these kinds of things! The way you described family and friends is also a very keen way of realizing what they really are. Great job A! :)
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black0193 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
How do you find to do these sorts of things? I enjoy reading them nonetheless. Have a Happy New Year! :party:
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mysticals211 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this, my friend, ist the best and most understanding meaning of life-lyrik i have ever read in my whole lifetime, you deserve to win a internet.
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S-Vortex Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student Artist
Please do more of these, These are great! Thanks!
As Adler believed, "Philosophy is Everybody's business"
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S-Vortex Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student Artist
Mortimer J. Adler, That is. 'Adler' is kind of ambiguous
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Firefly212056 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
A dog will look at a rock and think, “That is a rock. I don’t need it. I’ll just leave it alone.”

A human will look at a rock and think, “This is a rock. Hmmm… I don’t like the color of this rock. It looks so ugly and dirty. Oh well, that’s probably because its been on the ground for so long. It is pretty useless. All you can do is break windows with this thing. Well maybe that’s not true. Maybe I can use it. It would make a good paperweight. It’s a little ugly unlike those smooth rocks, but I can make it work. I can just place it on my desk for important papers. Brilliant! Oh, maybe I can use it to bash at annoying people who come into my office. That would be a little fun. A little devilish maybe, but it’s still fun. At least these morons won’t bother me anymore. Hee hee!

Only humans would choose to complicate what is so simple.
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S-Vortex Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student Artist
I don't know, And I agree at the same time.

One thing that makes man in a society great (Not in relation to animals, really) Is his ability to fill a niche. When humans combine their abilities, There is almost nothing they cannot accomplish. There is also an urge to fill a certain niche in everyone present in a society, Which of course is shown by talents, aspirations, and skill. This human function to the degree we have it, in essence, is only possible by the ability and use of the ^above thought processes you mentioned. Without it, there is no inventiveness. In this manner, That is what makes us human and strong in numbers (or by ourselves for that matter).

At the same time, this is a problem. Of course, we cannot ever form a system as perfect as what I mentioned, Or Plato discussed in his Ideal republic, because it's undeniable that we tend to corrupt things, if only by laziness on one persons part. In real life, people want to have a say in everything, which is why the masses are stirred into whining by the cry of foul-play on the media and such.

My thesis is that there are some people who need to bother with the complications of that rock when it extends into the boundaries of their expertise. Yet, others need to keep from thinking to hard about it, as it will only cause trouble. Like in politics, There are those who definitely need to worry about it, But everyone else should stay away unless they know enough about it to really be a part of it. If a news reporter ever asked me for my 'Opinion' about something random, I would want to voice it. However. I should refuse an answer, because I'll only cause trouble upon answering. There is really nothing 'Simple'. but there are things that shouldn't matter to people (yet should to others).

Sorry for the long comment, and of course I still didn't have room for a full idea. Neither did you, of course, so I know you had much more behind your comment. That's why I hate comment debates, There is no room for a full argument. :( Sorry again
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DragonBoy387 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student Writer
wow....very nice, man....i often lack the inspiration or the 'holy crap, i just realized soemthing' moments to coem to such a conclusion...
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uhhoh Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Very interesting, I applaud you...

My philosophy is similar, yet different...

"In the eyes of man, I have a name, in the eyes of the world, I simply am..."

there is no truth, no definition, only through personal interaction, are things given meaning... One man may see a rose as beautiful, another may see it as dangorise (thorns)

All things we claim as true, are false, and all things that are false, are true...

The world is but a place, with but one truth, one universal law, constant balance...

So what is my philosophy? I simple terms, all things are as they should be... All things have a meaning, and a purpose... and all things, appear fair...

Morals are but concepts, created through time... If given the chance, any life form with sufficent mental capacity could develop morals... But they would not be anything like ours.

Emotion is the universal language shared by all things... Some believe emotions get in the way of growth, but these people are ignorant of its importance to not just human society, but to all life in general... Emotion is our voice without language, and through it, we find ourselves able to communicate.

SHORT VERSION: All things have a purpose, both literally, and figurativly... There is no definitive truth... Balance is a universal law, governing all things... Emotion is a universal language...

I would love to explain further, but I find my self unable to do so at this time...
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GooeyTheDragon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
were animals, just alot of people dont want to admit it just becuase were smarter then the other organism on the planet. The truth is that were all really animals just were have a more advance stage of interactive developoment.
Wow! I mostly dumb but this make me sound smart DERP!!!
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Xaviertrix Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
What makes us human. A question that we've been wondering since forever.

The answer, of course, is easy. The hard part is defining that concept, that one little word that was brought up so many times.
Human.
What is a human? Your definition is that of something that has the "ability to create new meanings to things other than to what it really is." My own definition is a bit more petty and (I believe to be) much more realistic.

Now back to your answer, answer me this, Livinlovindude; If you wake up one day and find a tall, grey being with a bulbous head, no mouth, and huge monotoned eyes fumbling with your alarm clock in a vain attempt to shut it off, and ask it "What are you trying to do with my common, everyday alarm clock?", and the being replies "Alarm clock? This is obviously a contraption designed specifically to attract my people to this planet!"

*Is* the alarm clock REALLY a contraption designed to attract extraplanetary beings here? No, of course not. But the being in question GAVE it that meaning, despite it not being intended for that.
But is the being really human?

Another case; Generico Guyzales is born in December 2011. Due to uncontrollable circumstances during his mother's pregnancy, he is born completely unable of thought, conscious or not. He cannot move, he cannot interpret, he has no senses, and will never gain those abilities.
He cannot give meaning to anything, much less give it a new one.
But Guyzales is human, isn't he?

My own opinion on the definition of 'human', and thus the question of 'what makes us human?' is this:
'Human', as defined by a society of self-proclaimed humans, is an absolute synonym of 'Homo Sapien.'
In reality, the ape able to consistently identify differently shaped squiggles (numbers) as numbers was never human.
In real life, the snake that made a lifelong friend out of a hamster isn't human.
In 1993, Tony Bland never stopped being human.

In short, as defined by the humans that regulate us, something cannot become human. It is either human, or it is not. It may be human-like, but if you were not born into the human species, you will never be one. No exceptions.

And so, that leads to my answer. What makes us 'human'?

Our species.

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*Looks up* Gaah I sound so mean and scientific and philosophical and socialistic. I honestly frighten myself from what I wrote >.<
So apologies in advance for hitting the 'add comment' button :D
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livinlovindude Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
In the case of the extraterrestrial, I think we are going beyond the realm of near possibility, for all of time, there has not been one confirmed sighting of any extraterrestrial life.

We cannot fully delve within the mind Generico Guyzales and others who have similar circumstances. the concept of being being able to know what is going on in his mind is not yet within our reach. even without the ability to sense what is around him, he might be still able to be conscious within the realm of the mind

The Definition of Human as "Homo Sapien" is a scientific term, what classifies us from the rest of the animal kingdom, nothing more that just a piece in the metrical puzzle of biology.
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human72 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Exlent defantion at trying to understand ones humanity It is purelly perfect. This goes in my favorets now.
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Xaviertrix Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
On the same note, we cannot peer into the minds of, say, the average household pet and prove that it does not show signs of this ability.

And on the homo-sapen = human thing, what I meant to say that within our society most wouldn't accept defining anything *but* that species as 'human'.

Either way, quite a deep and philosophical post :o
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livinlovindude Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
although I doubt that animals try to decipher the meaning of life or their purpose in existence, or the concept of unconditional love or the meaning of the universe and such
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comonsense Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
I believe, that one of the biggest differences between man and beast is man is one of (if only) creature that will ignore its natural instincts. This has its good and bad points.
By ignoring one's natural instincts one is capable of tackling problems and finding solutions in new and fantastic ways. Plus it means a person will not be motivated by base desires. Meaning a persons is capable of self sacrifice, an act most (if not all) animals are incapable of. I only recall ants and bees being self sacrificing.
Of corse there is a flip side. The ignoring of instincts creates a high risk high reward thought prosses. The key word is risk. Animals are predictable. People are not. If you shoot at an animal it will run away or maul you to death. If you shoot a person they could do any number of things like run, screem, hide, cry, beg, freeze, or try to kill you back. People will also rationalize a situation away. Such as "no that wasn't a gun shot that was just a car backfiring ya" or "that car near my house looks suspisiouse, no Im just being silly"
(I need to stop watching true crime)
And dont say all people folow instincts just as much as any animal. If that was true we would all be hedonists and a lot more rape murder would happen.

I hope Im not oversteping my bounds
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Xaviertrix Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
But being self-sacrificing is instinct to those species :v
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comonsense Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
what species. which species of animal when, faced by a predator, will give it's own life to let others escape? Usualy it's run and if you're too slow than too bad.
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firefanatic Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another point to add? what also makes us human is our ability to fight animal instincts. we have morals. animals don't.
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Xaviertrix Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Define 'morals'.
Try to get something other than 'a way humans regulate themselves in lieu of following their instincts'

Morals - the justification to do strange things instead of follow instincts :D
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ARTgazer12 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A man of science, and a man of truth. Good work, I believe every point you made.
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Vaporeon249 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Pets showing emotional attachment is not really an adaptation. Animals under stressful situations develop strange imprinting behaviors. It's not particularly natural, but it happens. You'll get even more imprinting from animals that follow social structures, such as horses, capybaras, pigs. Humans just happen to domesticate things that are easy to raise which is why you'll have more pet dogs, over say pet falcons. Animals that are self-interested are harder to control, domesticate, and thus be useful.
And a lot of animals have emotional family attachments. A recent calf death among porpoises will result in the mother and her family to spend hours, sometimes days trying to keep it at the top of the water in an attempt to make it breathe. One of the belugas at the Vancouver Aquarium went through a state of visible depression when she lost one of her young. Orangutangs have to be some of the best family structures out there, with strong bonds to their families. They will share food and gift each other with it. So having emotional family attachment is not a human trait.
Biologically, humans are some of the greatest long distance runners with the capacity to sweat easily. Saddest evolution of man trait by far. Of course, hands. Brain wise, information sharing and communicating/thinking about vague concepts, using a much broader range of expression to encourage empathy and relay ideas that use to be hard to summarize in words. Probably most of this came out of food sharing practices in the end. The only truth about being human is how our genes makes us the not hairy ape. If going off of what you said, apparently Flipper the Dolphin is more human than my severely mentally retarded uncle.
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livinlovindude Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
You do have a good point, but we can never tell how animals interpret their own meanings as to why they behave as such. We on the other hand can clearly speak what is going on within our minds and be able to communicate it accurately amongst our selves.
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Vaporeon249 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Reason why they have animal psychologists and do horrible tests on them. Granted, maybe pigeons were are wise and thinking so much about the universe and what not, but part of me doubts it.
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clariktheking Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
hhhhhmmmmm i agree in some ways but i think everything should be called and equal and humans should stop killing other species for no reason
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livinlovindude Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
then carnivorous animals should starve then?
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clariktheking Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
i never said that i mean like hunting for the sport of it is bad or to make fancy clothing and we would destroy a swamp or forest just for usless things and without those things thered be no homes for animals also what makes you think i said carnivorous animals should starve that the food chain
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Kinecelefan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is pretty well thought out, but it really annoys me when people say ANIMALS as if we AREN'T.
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Kapuchino357 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011   General Artist
In my own believes emotions are simply illusions we create to make ourselves feel better. That's what makes them wonderful. A little bit of imagination creates unbreakable bonds of friendship.

In all seriousness: Life has no meaning but the one we ourselves put in to it. We're no different than animals. We eat, we sleep, reproduce and everything else they do. Packs, schools, prides and herds aren't just a meaning of survival. They're like families, stick together and live together. Everything they do creates a deeper bond between it's members.

The mear fact that we all express emotion, weather with rational thought or simple instinct, is proof that we give meaning to the existence of something that has no point and in doing so, we create life. True life.
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Askrow Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Eheh, I love this kind of subjects. Well explained. That's not by chance that the mystery of our mind is still mostly unknown. We studied this last year, in a scientific-philosophical way. Actually, in fact we are computers, in a way: our brain can be compared to a poweful hardware (and in fact I wrote a theory about indetermination of the infinite basing on this fact). The difference is what makes it work, that life sparkle that we have but we can't instill in a computer, our emotions, our feelings. They're ours, but we can't anyway describe them: asking what an emotion is is like asking what color red is. You can describe how it comes and why, but you can't really say WHAT it is. But this is just what distinguishes a living being from a computer.

I did not understand completely the Facts/Truths part, though... By the way, I think that something which distinguishes us from animal is the fact that we think much more about the future. Most of animal - I think - act considering just the present or the immediate future. We can make long-term and much more elaborated plans. Then, well... the feelings stuff. I don't think that we have feelings and animals have not... I just think that in our life and society they're much, much more developed and important, nothing more.

To say what makes us human in a few words, I'd say that simply we have not only feelings, curiosity, beliefs, etc., but also the means - or, at least, more and better means - to apply them, which are both our more evolved intelligence and also some physical attributes, like the simpliest one: opposable thumb.
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Kenshi-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
if only i could use the meaning behind this to become a real equestrian then my life would be completely. I mean this was something you don't see alot of, people with commen sense and heart are like diamonds on minecraft, they are there, buried under tons of crap that you have to dig through and really put effort to drill though to find.
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Dragonfire864 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:pat: thanks for finding the words i couldn't, and probally wouldn't ever find myself :)
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CeeNova Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this little theory of yours. Very interesting thoughts. :)
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Royal-Starlord Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
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Erix19 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Science actually agrees with the Bible and how God put this world together. It's man's tendency to create contradictions between science and the Bible that it seems they don't. God wrote the laws on science. The Bible contains many facts and truths about the world that we have relatively recently (in comparison to when the Bible was written) discovered. The Bible said the world is round and free-floats in space, long before we ventured into space to see that it was true. Truly amazing that all the things we've learned from science was already written down in God's Word.

While animals have many of the same characteristics as humans, we have something they don't: awareness of our own mortality. Humans fear death. I don't believe animals exhibit that same fear. It's the thing that shows we are first of God's creation, made in His image. We were made to be caretakers of this world until we go home to our real home in Heaven. Elephants, like humans, fear their own skeletons if they see it but I don't think that's the same thing.
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livinlovindude Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
I agree, usually, people misinterpret the bible since they refuse to look at it in the allegorical level, instead, they usually base their arguments in the literal level, which means some, if not most of quotes they take from the bible are misused. this is how I think radical atheists try to disprove the bible and stating its "errors". but in fact, Truths and facts do not always mean one thing.

For example, when you say your heart is broken, that does not mean that your biological heart is not functioning properly. what other people do is that they take it way too seriously then rush you to the hospital only to have the doctor say you're fine, then they become mad at you for lying to them. this is how they argue, they did not take a second look at the passages and immediately jump to conclusions.
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Erix19 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Truth and fact are sometimes very different. Like Christmas for instance. We don't know all the facts about Christ's birth (like when it occurred) but the truth remains that he was born.

My brother read a book called Heaven Is For Real, a true story about a four-old-boy who suffered a ruptured appendix and actually saw Heaven while on the operating table. He woke up after surgery and talked about what he saw. He knew things he shouldn't have, like the fact his father was wondering why God was letting it happen. That's how his parents knew it was for real.

I have to read it sometime.
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