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Have we really evolved?

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  1. escorial's Avatar
    Is the creationlist museum still open or are you on the set for planet of the apes movie...either way the fact remains that we have evolved to keep the status quo in all its guises... from wealth to religion...seems to me the more we evolve the further we get away from order and in the end the chaos theory of the planet is steadfast....
  2. PrinzeCharming's Avatar
    Evolution? No, that's me every day! In the first picture, I contemplate in the morning whether I should work or relax. The second picture was when I said, "Ugh, must pay bills. Me work. Feed stomach." Lastly, the third image is when I finish a day of work with extra hours because nobody was human enough to do a simple job. Don't mind the discoloration between my legs. I am getting that checked out soon.
  3. PiP's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by escorial
    ...seems to me the more we evolve the further we get away from order
    I'm right there with you.

    It's back to want versus need. Do I want a 50" inch TV? Yes. Do I need it? No. Watching the monkeys at the zoo as they inspect their companions fur for ticks/lice is actually more entertaining
  4. escorial's Avatar
    recently watched a documentary on a zoo and so many of the people who work there see so many human characteristic from the animals...I often wonder if the human has evolved to ignore animal instinct beacause we need to kill them for food..if I had to kill my dinner I would surly be a vegan....
  5. PiP's Avatar
    Escorial, living in Portugal has been an eye-opener for me as far as my relationship with animals is concerned. I live in a rural area where the older people still live the simple life. They hunt to eat, keep chickens and grow their own vegetables. They are pretty much self-sufficient and when they kill an animal for food they use every part of it.

    It's the same when you go to some of the more rustic restaurants. Pigs ears, snouts and other unmentionables are served up in a stew called Cozinha Portuguesa. I just think the old Portuguese have a different relationship with food. They respect the animal.

    I love going to our local zoo to study the animals or even the wildlife near our house. I view the wildlife in my garden as sharing space, breathing the same air and we exist in parallel worlds.

    But then our worlds cross as I hear the blackbirds call of distress when a cat enters the sanctuary of our garden to destroy the young... I wonder what the blackbirds think as they see this crazy woman chasing their predator with a cup of water as she howls like a banshee.

    there you go...
    Updated February 14th, 2016 at 02:51 PM by PiP
  6. Smith's Avatar


    The universe and our origin is fascinating, but nobody has it figured out yet.

    Personally I believe in evolution, but science still has questions to answer.
    Updated February 13th, 2016 at 02:42 AM by Smith
  7. Kevin's Avatar
    Evolved? yes...

    loincloth
    factory stitched
    still, in the way of my itch
  8. Schrody's Avatar
    Biologically? Yes. Mentally? Not so much. We're still creatures of blood and violence. Until those things change, we can't say we're evolved.
  9. Schrody's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by escorial
    recently watched a documentary on a zoo and so many of the people who work there see so many human characteristic from the animals...I often wonder if the human has evolved to ignore animal instinct beacause we need to kill them for food..if I had to kill my dinner I would surly be a vegan....
    90% of the world population would be vegans then....
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  12. mrmustard615's Avatar
    I just had a bizarre conversation with my mother. I won't get into the details of what it was about because it's frankly pretty politically charged, but to the answer to the question, have we really evolved, I have to sadly say, no.
  13. PiP's Avatar
    And what did your Mum say, Stan?
  14. Plasticweld's Avatar
    I honestly don't think man can evolve past a certain point until he can pass on wisdom and learning. All of us can read from a book about any problem in the world that faces man, yet until we really experience it for ourselves we don't really know much. Hence the line that we are always repeating history.

    I also like Pips view of where she lives, there is something to be said when your environment lets you stay in touch with your roots, this seems to always happen when you are responsible for your food source. If you want to see someone revert back to being a basic animal just let them be cold and hungry for a few days and witness the change. It would be hard to argue how evolved we have become if you got to watch a guy with a doctorate eat a piece of raw meat and then wrap himself in the skin of the animal he just killed because he is half frozen to death and hadn't eaten in a week. The whole concept of being advanced goes right out the window.
    Updated February 14th, 2016 at 07:11 PM by Plasticweld
  15. mrmustard615's Avatar
    I sent a PM, Pip
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