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Re: Theos-World Re: Difference Between Animal & Human

Aug 17, 2006 12:25 PM
by Scribe

Hi, Mark,

Thank you, that is a great answer, I really appreciate it. I think you are "right on." I liked that about dolphins and whales, too, of course much larger mammals would have larger brains/frontal lobes.

I had been studying from the Theosophical perspective for so long and then here came a question/challenge pertaining to actual physical quantifications--large frontal lobe--for which I didn't have an answer. 

Thinking about it some more, it occurs to me that those "scientists" who say that the only difference between humans and animals is our larger frontal lobe logically actually have a lot more to answer for--like how can a few millimeters more of brain tissue explain the universe of difference between the way humans and animals act?

Best Regards,

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Mark Jaqua 
  Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 12:08 PM
  Subject: Theos-World Re: Difference Between Animal & Human

  Re: Difference between Man & Animal

  The way I understand it from Blavatsky Theosophy 
  is that the body is secondary, and primarily we 
  are Human monads or spiritual beings, so to 
  speak, that USE a body. So human and animal 
  bodies might not be that different, but just 
  sufficiently (the subtlty of the brain matter, 
  partially?) so that the human-animal body can 
  be USED. In the SD it says that at first the 
  human monads Refused to incarnate - "They are 
  not ready yet...." - refering to the bodies 
  they had to incarnate in. So looking at the 
  bodies is looking at the wrong thing. So 
  what really constitues the human is Something 
  From Above, so to speak, and not just the 
  body. There is a different being incarnating 
  in them. One, I think, can maybe even see 
  this in the case of brain injuries or 
  deteriorating in which the Human soul Leaves 
  the body, as when it seems the real person 
  you knew is no longer there anymore - like 
  in alzheimers, etc. The real human can no 
  longer USE the body, and a lower nature of 
  some type is left behind and running things.

  I think some dolphins and whales 
  actually have bigger brains and frontal 
  lobes than humans have.
  - jake j.

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