Started by Cassia, October 15, 2020, 08:37:20 AM
Quote from: SGOS on October 15, 2020, 09:13:18 AMI think it's genetic baggage that comes with our mental development. Mental ability gives us an evolutionary advantage of reason to be sure, but it also gives us the ability to imagine, create, manipulate, and bullshit. Evolution didn't say, "I will evolve to give humans a Vulcanlike ability to reason." It just evolved, and along with it came a bunch of other more useless abilities to bullshit others as well as ourselves.Evolution doesn't plan outcomes or naturally drift toward a state of perfection. It just has to work towards survival, BUT IT DOES NOT NEED TO WORK PERFECTLY! So it also produces the human appendix, spinal problems that don't lend themselves to standing upright, tonsils, wisdom teeth, and psychosis. It might even be said that our ability to deceive and manipulate ourselves and others are evolutionary advantages that are useful to survival.
Quote from: Cassia on October 15, 2020, 10:57:55 AMThis baggage may well prove to be an evolutionary mistake. Mass delusion in the face of the facts will bring the apocalypse that all those idiots are praying for. It's perfect.
Quote from: SGOS on October 15, 2020, 01:05:09 PMThe baggage may well be a mistake. Man evolved in an environment that is different than today. That advantage with it's baggage, may not serve us as well today in a changing environment. Intelligence is just an anomaly, as any evolutionary trait is. Millions of years from now, I expect life to still be here. Whether it's still intelligent, is not something I would bet on.