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Originally posted by karoly aczelAnimal-based? As a programmer I can't help but snicker at that. See, in programming there are so
Animal-based. Definately not to be lumped together with other animals.
Originally posted by JigtieHumans have the ability to question.
Animal-based? As a programmer I can't help but snicker at that. See, in programming there are so
called object oriented languages. In such a language you work with the three pillars of object
orientation: encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism. But there are also the so called object
based languages, which are sort of simplified, less powerf ...[text shortened]... ntelligent than all others, according to human assessment, but that's
about it, isn't it?
Originally posted by karoly aczelSo, humans are animals then?
Humans have the ability to question.
Other than that humans seem to have the power of the world in their hands. (the power to destroy it, that is)
as for intelligence, we have yet to come up with a satisfactory explanation for what intelligence is.
who knows whats going on with other members of the animal kingdom. Dolphins for example seem to display an intelligence that is way beyond fish, for example.
Originally posted by FabianFnasBecause when you drink beer you magically transform into a non-corporeal entity whose only ability
My girlfriend says that I'm an animal (grrr). At least when I don't have too many beers inside.
Originally posted by JigtieI will try , dear friend.
How is it a loaded question? It can't be both yes and no. Either humans are animals, or they're not.
Originally posted by karoly aczelOk, so you agree that humans are animals, but that they're also something more (infused with a
I will try , dear friend.
We have an animal 'base'. However we have been 'infused' with a 'greater conciosness'. (one that is able to question,etc.)
I am a believer in panspermia. IE. that we have been 'seeded' with 'higher' conciosness. The exact details of this 'seeding' are not important at this point, nor do I wish to elaborate on this point ...[text shortened]... hat our larger brains are for...but lets just start with one point at a time, eh?)