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Steve K
Mon, Aug. 6th, 2007 01:17 am
Science Musings

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Lady Miss Jessica
Mon, Aug. 6th, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC)
random thought

I think one of the things that sets humans apart from most animals is that we have a capacity for advanced emotions, like empathy and compassion. I guess that's why most humans don't run around raping people and what have you.

In nature (take the rain forest for example) it is a really cut-throat environment as far as competition for survival among species. Different rules apply when it comes down to competing for your survival and your species' sustainability. The relative comfort and protection of our society allows for luxuries such as emotional attachment, laws, and human rights.

If the world as we knew it collapsed, we would probably need to return to our more primal roots in order to survive (killing, raping, etc). All the rules would change.


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Steve K
Tue, Aug. 7th, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
Re: random thought

Hopefully, we won't experience doomsday anytime soon! I am glad we don't live by "tooth and claw," I just thought it would be interesting to think about what it would be like if we did and how people might try to justify it.


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