Originally posted by sonhouse
Well think about the isolation experiments where they float people in water that is totally body temp, no light no heat no cold, no sound. Then in about 20 minutes or so the mind creates it's own space, inventing hallucinations, audio, video, etc., so it would seem from that experiment that the mind needs companionship and if deprived of same, will invent i l and though it may exist in that state, how would you call such an individual human anymore?
cool^^ can u link such experiments?
"which to me would suggest a limited lifetime, because the person (former person) would not know the dif between reality and its own inventions.
So? there are ALOT of ppl that can communicate with other ppl and that being the Cause of them not knowing whats reality and whats not.
I could give you ALL religious ppl for example, but im only giving you suicide terrorist bombers. In my opinion they totaly lost the feeling of whats reality and whats not, the cause of this is 'brainwashing' by other humans.
"being in total isolation, it may not recognize hunger signals for instance.
why not? your body signals you you are hungry or not, this has nothing to do with contact to other ppl.
"I think ultimately people would go feral without companionship. And by feral I mean loss of its own humanity, putting it on the level mentally as any other animal and though it may exist in that state, how would you call such an individual human anymore?
I would still call it human because i study biology; humans are also animals.
In isolation i think a human would be very much like a regular animal, but very smart.
"loss of its own humanity"...hmm, what is humanity? did the suicide terrorist lose its humanity? or is bombing ppl a part of humanity?