Started by Primal, February 04, 2023, 08:16:17 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on February 04, 2023, 08:54:33 PMWelcome! How far have you progressed in your education? BS, MS, PhD?
Quote from: Unbeliever on February 05, 2023, 05:09:52 PMThere are many different branches of philosophy. Which are you most interested in?
Quote from: aitm on February 05, 2023, 05:40:54 PMPhilosophy, imo, has become its own religion in that the latter philosophers tend to agree with the religious that humanity is an altogether different being than the common animal. Elevating humanity to the concept they are a universal presence but the rest of the animal world is not. There is no evidence that suggests humanity is better than the hunt and kill animals. Man will cross mountains to kill other humans for nothing more than land no one really wants. Animals don't do that. Adult humans are racist, their children are not.There are hundreds of examples where animals whose behavior is considered evolutionary can be raised with their "enemies" to be quite friendly and caring for each other. The idea that a Cheetah will chase down and kill a gazelle is only if it is taught to do so. Cheetah will chase as is their nature but they have to be taught to kill. Just like humans. Humans are not above our fellow creatures in morality, we are more successful in finding new ways to kill for "fun". Animals have no such desire. Animals are better morality wise than humans are. We simply use a lot of four and five syllable words to suggest we are superior because we developed four and five syllable words. Meh.
Quote from: Blackleaf on February 06, 2023, 05:02:22 PMQuite a lot of animals kill for fun, actually. Sometimes they'll torture and kill their own, for no reason except entertainment. Orcas, for example, frequently enjoy launching seals as far out of the water as they can. Hell, even slavery isn't unique to humans. Some ants take the larva from other colonies and force them to work for them. People have a tendency to idolize nature, but nature is bloody and cruel.