RE: Theos-World Buddhi Re: The Coming Teacher?
Mar 07, 2008 07:19 AM
The nature of consciousness is indeed an intersting study. One way to
look at it is to ask if the being is conscious that it is conscious.
That could be an occult definition of self-consciousness. However,
the most salient differentiation between humans and animals, wild
animals and domesticated animals included, is the matter of choice.
Animals do not choose to disobey the law of their nature. They behave
according to natural law without question. Human beings, on the other
hand, have evolved the power to choose whether or not to obey the
laws of nature. We can look around our world today to see how well
that works out, at least so far. Maybe we need to emulate the
behavior of animals a bit more?
On 6 Mar 2008 at 23:49, kolad beth wrote:
> the article I read recently stated this to be true (elephants being self-aware) due to the fact that they can recognize themselves in a mirror, which no other animal can. there is also the fact of the elephant's memory, it can remember a wrong done to it for many years, and the fact that they do bond with other particular elephants (bonding, not mating). they raise each other's young also. interesting.
> We can't figure out what consciousness is in humans so how can we understand what consciousness is in other forms.
> christinaleestemaker wrote:
> And what about dolphins?
> --- In email@example.com, Cass Silva wrote:
> > When we can sit down and half a conversation with an Elephant I
> will accept this scientific fiction.
> > Cass
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > From: email@example.com
> > Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 17:37:53 -0800
> > Subject: Re: Theos-World Buddhi Re: The Coming Teacher?
> > We can't figure out what consciousness is in humans so how can we understand what consciousness is in other forms.
> > Cass
> > christinaleestemaker
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