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"As birds have flight, our special gift is reason. Part of that reason drives the intelligence that allows us to figure out and master DNA, or to build big power plants. Our reason could also keep us from following blindly biological imperatives toward endless growth. Our reason allows us to conceive of our species as a species, to recognize the danger that our growth poses and to feel something for the other species we threaten. We could choose to exercise our reason to do what no other animal can do: limit ourselves voluntarily, choose to remain God's creatures instead of making ourselves gods." - Bill McKibben


species

the human race ; humankind

a class of individuals or objects grouped by virtue of their common attributes and assigned a common name.

a fundamental category of taxonomic classification, ranking below a genus or subgenus and consisting of related organisms capable of interbreeding

- In science, a more or less permanent group of existing things or beings, associated according to attributes, or properties determined by scientific observation.

- In mineralogy and chemistry, objects which possess the same definite chemical structure, and are fundamentally the same in crystallization and physical characters, are classed as belonging to a species.

- In zoology and botany, a species is an ideal group of individuals which are believed to have descended from common ancestors, which agree in essential characteristics, and are capable of indefinitely continued fertile reproduction through the sexes. A species, as thus defined, differs from a variety or subspecies only in the greater stability of its characters and in the absence of individuals intermediate between the related groups.

- In the scholastic philosophy, the species was sensible and intelligible. The sensible species was classified as any material object which was in fact discerned by the mind through the organ of perception, or that which was in any object which rendered it possible that the object should be perceived. The sensible species, as apperceived by the understanding in any of the relations of thought, was called an intelligible species
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"All livingcreatures with a brain and a central nervous system feel pain. They also experience many emotions similar to those of humans. They have social structures and varying degrees of cognitive thinking levels, similar to those of humans. We are all animals, just different species." - Jeanette Ferro


"I look forward to the day when more humans recognize that we are animals just like every other animals on the Earth, and we do not corner the market on suffering." - Jane Shakman



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homo sapiens - in Latin "wise man " or "knowing man "

an individual

having the form of a human

of or pertaining to the race of humans

of, relating to, or characteristic of humans

any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae

a member of the genus Homo and especially of the species Homo sapiens

of human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings.

a member of the genus Homo, family Hominidae, order Primates, class Mammalia, characterized by erect posture and an opposable thumb, especially a member of the only extant species, Homo Sapiens, distinguished by a highly developed brain, the capacity for abstract reasoning, and the ability to communicate by means of organized speech and record information in a variety of symbolic systems.

Note: Exhibits unique characteristics that distinguish it from the rest of the animal kingdom; first and foremost being the use of symbology to convey non-tangible abstract thought patterns and conceptual structures to others of its kind.



Chinese charater for man

Geronimo

man

"Man would not appear less subjected to the laws of Nature when naked in the forest painfully seeking his sustenance, than when living in civilized society surrounded with ease, or enriched with greater experience, plunged in luxury, where he every day invents a thousand new wants and discovers a thousand new modes of supplying them." - Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach

an adult male human

men considered as a group; mankind

a human regardless of sex or age; an individual

the human race; mankind: man's quest for peace

a male human endowed with qualities, such as strength, considered characteristic of manhood
a human or an adult male human belonging to a specific trade, profession, group, nationality, or other category: herdsman, merchantman, businessman; clergyman; layman; workman; spokesman; congressman.

Males, in most existing human social cultures, are taught to bury their emotions. Males are just as sensitive as females but due to social cultural conditions males are typically not allowed to express their emotions. Males that do express their emotions are looked upon as weak - unable to control their emotions. Males that do not express emotions, or only anger, are looked upon as strong in these social cultures.



Chinese charater for woman

woman

woman

an adult female human

a female servant or subordinate

feminine quality or aspect; womanliness

women considered as a group; womankind

an adult female human belonging to a specific trade, profession, group, nationality, or other category: washerwoman; congresswoman; saleswoman.


- In Western social cultures females are allowed to express their emotions more than men.

Females can cry but a male that cries is seen as weak.

Females are easily attracted to ornamentation.

This is understandable in the fact that with animals, especially with birds, the females are attracted to the ornamentation of their more brightly colored male companions.

If human social culture paralleled animal social structures then you would expect the males to be the most highly ornamented. And they were the first to wear high heels - horseback riders.

Looking back in history we see that military men tend to be the most highly ornamented individuals within a social culture, possibly with the exception of royalty or the ruling class. Ornamentation has been used as a social culture status symbol throughout history across the face of the Earth.

Social status of men and women in the global consumer culture is still judged by clothing - cut, material, style and fashion.

It should be noted that in the global consumer culture of today the female is typically the one that is the most highly ornamented which is a reversal of the order seen in the nature
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human

human

As a human:

You have a material body.

Take care of of your material body as it's yours for life.

Many tools and resources are included with your body.

One of them is the learning tool of the human intellect.

Use the human intellect to learn the Lessons of Life.

Lessons of Life tend to be painful as they pierce the Veil of Cognitive Blindness.
Lessons of Life are repeated until they are learned.

Lessons of Life will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned.
When you have learned a Life Lesson, you can go on to the next Life Lesson.
Life Lessons:

1) "There" is no better a place than "here." When your "there" has become a "here", you will simply obtain another "there" that will again look better than "here."

Suggestions:

Make the best of the life you have been given.

Look within for unanswered questions in life.




human nature

human being

A human being has four abilities that the other mammals do not share.

A human being has the ability to mimic another human being due to the mirror neuron empathy circuits hardwired into our brains. People with brain damage in a certain frontal area no longer have empathy. Narcissistic people suppress the compassion they have for others as to narcissist's compassionate emotions signal weakness of will.

A human being has the ability to understand that at some point, possibly and hopefully a distant future, that each of our lives will physically end and that the lives of all those we love will also end.

A human being has the ability to transform the natural environment for good or bad through technology and have, in domination theology thought, conquered the world.

A human being has the ability to thoroughly convince ourselves of the existence of a false reality other than the physical one that actually exists.

Delusion is necessary at some level in certain ways at different times to emotionally continue to live. For example, understanding that our's and our loved one's lives will necessarily end must be put in a compartment, like Pandora's Box(pithos), so that we can continue to enjoy the lives we now have. When death does occur to intimates we must be able to delude ourselves (afterlife?) in order to emotionally survive the occurrence - our loved ones have finally found peace, gone to heaven, etcetera.

"What gets us through life, evidently, is just the right amount of delusion — enough to fool us into feeling relatively good about ourselves but not so much as to exceed our own credulity. Healthy people can be deluded into greater happiness when granted the mere illusion of control over their environment. Learning how to delude ourselves may be a key to mental health." - Daniel Gilbert
a brave heart a human woman
a scared woman a psycho human male

biological anthropomorphic gods dressed in human skins

(or deification of Nature into worship icons in the form of men or women)

Humans have such large heads. Unlike the foal who shortly after birth climbs to her wobbly legs, a human infant can do nothing for itself. Upon birth each and every human is dependent on other humans for EVERYTHING.

I remember that time in my childhood that I looked with marvel and awe at the abilities of the gods that took care of me. Emblazoned in my soul is also that belt at the waist of the angry god which was right at my eye level.

Along with the compassion the gods showed me they also showed me anger when my behavior was unacceptable to a strange set of rules. At times these rules were easy to understand - don't hit your sister, it makes her cry (and upsets the gods). At other times the unspoken rules were unwittingly broken and the anger of the gods was provoked unleashing a cascade of pain and sorrow.
The most important thing to each and every human infant is the feeling of belonging, feeling the embrace of the protective "god" and soothing the anger of the angry "god" through compliance. Buried deeply in the subconscious are the keys which unlock emotional reactions. These emotional "keys" originally turned in response to the actions of the "gods" remain in place throughout life.

Buried deeply in the subconscious as we grow into adults is the old memory of the gods who cared for us as infants. When we reach adolescence our subconscious suggests that we are nearing "godhood". Soon we will be as big, as smart, as strong and as capable as the "gods". Reality steps in and slaps us in the face. Not once, not twice but an uncountable number of times. Soon enough we come to learn that we will never become "gods", even though our minds ache for the control and power of godhood. Our parents, who as infants we saw as gods, no longer measure up to the office of godhood so we look for other gods.

Gods to fear, gods to protect us, gods to save us.

Perhaps those gods live high atop the mountain where they control the thunder and lightning. Perhaps they live inside of the Mosque, the Temple or the Megachurch. Perhaps those gods live only as ghosts, demons or apparitions inside the black magic flat screen, untouchable yet so glamorous living a life of action, adventure and romance. Or perhaps those gods live in a far distant capital governing our lives from behind the marble columns within the gilded halls.

Humans need to belong and they look to on high for guidance - emotional reactions blazoned into their subconscious as infants. Faith in the gods is lost when those gods fail us. Faith in oneself is lost when finally we realize deep inside and have to admit to ourselves that we will never attain the godhood we so desperately seek.

These "gods" - high atop a mountain; living in the church, temple or mosque; moving as shades with the black magic flat screen or sitting on their throne behind white marble columns - lose their glorious status as we come to see that their power is limited, that they make mistakes and that they bleed just like us.

This is the way in which humans perceive greater power. Our gods crushed and dead, trampled to death by a relentless reality that doggedly marches through time day after day after day.

Our spirits crushed by the fact that "our gods are dead" we fail to see that it was us along - our understanding of "the gods" was a mistaken one.

We have been searching for a protector, a savior, a god to emulate but now we find that our god was a lie. We fail to recognize that our god was a lie because our conceptual image of God was befuddled.

Most humans have some concept of God and most of those concepts are rather hazy. The main reason these concepts are hazy is due to the need to make connections with those originally ingrained concepts of god in light of all the knowledge gained later in life.

GOD IS NOT ANTHROPOMORPHIC !

"The human being who can do without God and makes no effort to realize God is not a human being at all; while if he were able to understand God, then that would not be God. The authentic human being, then, is one who is never free from striving, who turns restlessly and endlessly about the light of the majesty of God." - Rumi



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human nature

"A human society would never willingly harm nature. This is away of saying that violence is not a part of human nature. Obviously, human beings are quite capable of violence, but that does not mean that violence is our destiny. The Barbaric Heart is not a reflection of some innate disposition in humans. It is a primitive ethic. The assumption that violence is our nature turns fatalism into an excuse for more violence. Actually, the truth is even more disturbing. The problem is not with our nature; it is with our spirit. As Tolstoy defined it, religious spirit is the "principle by which a people lives." - Curtis White

"Nature in its infinite complexity is ever growing to a new development. Each successive result becomes the parent of an additional influence, destined in some degree to modify all future results. No fresh thread enters into the texture of that endless web, woven in "the roaring loom of time" but what more or less alters the pattern. It has been so from the beginning. As we turn over the leaves of the Earth's primeval history - as we interpret the hieroglyphics in which are recorded the events of the unknown past, we find this same ever beginning, never ceasing change. We see it alike in the organic and the inorganic - in the decompositions and recombinations of matter, and in the constantly varying forms of animal and vegetable life. Old formations are worn down; new ones are deposited. Forests and bogs become coal basins; and the now igneous rock was once sedimentary. With an altering atmosphere, and a decreasing temperature, land and sea perpetually bring forth fresh races of insects, plants, and animals. All things are metamorphosed; infusorial shells into chalk and flint, sand into stone, stone into gravel. Strata get contorted; seas fill up; lands are alternately upheaved and sunk. Where once rolled a fathomless ocean, now tower the snow-covered peaks of a wide-spread, richly-clothed country, teeming with existence; and where a vast continent once stretched, there remain but a few lonely coral islets to mark the graves of its submerged mountains. Thus also is it with systems, as well as with worlds. Orbits vary in their forms, axes in their inclinations, suns in their brightness. Fixed only in name, the stars are incessantly changing their relationships to each other. New ones from time to time suddenly appear, increase and wane; whilst the members of each nebula—suns, planets, and their satellites, sweep for ever onwards into unexplored infinity.


Strange indeed would it be, if, in the midst of this universal mutation, man alone were constant, unchangeable. But it is not so. He also obeys the law of indefinite variation. His circumstances are ever altering; and he is ever adapting himself to them. Between the naked houseless savage, and the Shakspeares and Newtons of a civilized state, lie unnumbered degrees of difference. The contrasts of races in form, colour, and feature, are not greater than the contrasts in their moral and intellectual qualities. That superiority of sight which enables a Bushman to see further with the naked eye than a European with a telescope, is fully paralleled by the European's intellectual vision. Every age, every nation, every climate, exhibits a modified form of humanity; and in all times, and amongst all peoples, a greater or less amount of change is going on.


There cannot indeed be a more astounding instance of the tenacity with which men will cling to an opinion in spite of an overwhelming mass of adverse evidence, than is shown in this prevalent belief that human nature is uniform. One would have thought it impossible to use eyes or ears without learning that mankind vary indefinitely, in instincts, in morals, in opinions, in tastes, in rationality, in everything. Even a stroll through the nearest museum would show that some law of modification was at work. Mark the grotesque frescos of the Egyptians, or the shadowless drawings of the Chinese. Does the contrast between these and the works of European artists indicate no difference in the perceptive powers of the races? Compare the sculptures of Athens with those of Hindostan or Mexico. Is not a greater sense of beauty implied by the one than the others? But, passing to the more significant facts supplied by historians and travellers, what are we to think on reading that the Greeks and Romans had a deity to sanction and patronise every conceivable iniquity? or when we hear of Polynesian tribes who believe that their gods feed upon the souls of the departed? Surely the characters indicated by such conceptions of Divinity differ somewhat from ours!


In what regard can it be asserted that human nature is always the same? Is it in rationality? Is it in justice? Is it in honesty? Is it in want of mercy? Is it in vindictiveness? Where now is the sameness? It is not in actions as we see. Is it then in manners and opinions? Certainly not.


Whilst all nominally held the creed professed by ourselves, the Borderer was most zealous at his prayers when going on a foray; saints' names were battle cries; bishops led on their retainers to fight; and the highest piety was in the slaying of Saracens. Must not our natures have changed somewhat, when we translate this same religion into peace, into philanthropic effort of all kinds, into missionary enterprise, into advocacy of temperance, into inquiries about "labour and the poor"? Does the agitation for the abolition of death punishment indicate no revolution in men's feelings since the days when Cromwell's body was exhumed, and his head stuck on Temple Bar—the days when criminals were drawn and quartered as well as hung—the days when church-doors were covered with the skins of men who had committed sacrilege? (Good way to reduce critical thinkers!)


But really it is absurd to argue the matter. The very assertors of this fixedness of human nature tacitly disown their belief in it. They constantly stultify themselves by remarks on differences of national character, on peculiarities in their friends' dispositions, and on their own special tastes and feelings. Admissions thus accidentally made quite invalidate their dogma. To the man of any insight, the mere fact that he himself changes with circumstances, from day to day, and from year to year, in sentiments, capacities, and desires, is sufficient to show that humanity is indefinitely variable." - Herbert Spencer



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"Dark human shapes could be made out in the distance, flitting indistinctly against the gloomy border of the forest, and near the river two bronze figures leaning on tall spears stood in the sunlight under fantastic head-dresses of spotted skins, warlike and still in statuesque repose. And from right to left along the lighted shore moved a wild and gorgeous apparition of a woman. She walked with measured steps, draped in striped and fringed cloths, treading the earth proudly with a slight jingle and flash of barbarous ornaments. She carried her head high, her hair was done in the shape of a helmet, she had brass leggings to the knees, brass wire gauntlets to the elbow, a crimson spot on her tawny cheek, innumerable necklaces of glass beads on her neck, bizarre things, charms, gifts of witch-men, that hung about her, glittered and trembled at every step. She must have had the value of several elephant tusks upon her. She was savage and superb, wild-eyed and magnificent; there was something ominous and stately in her deliberate progress. And in the hush that had fallen suddenly upon the whole sorrowful land, the immense wilderness, the colossal body of the fecund and mysterious life seemed to look at her, pensive, as though it had been looking at the image of its own tenebrous and passionate soul. " - Joseph Conrad


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