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Links to Spirituality Found in the Brain
#21
RE: Links to Spirituality Found in the Brain
Since when is love an animal instinct, and how so?
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#22
RE: Links to Spirituality Found in the Brain
Ah, come on, you know it is! You sexy beast!
Rhizo, I have taken your advice and I hereby propose "naturalistic transcendentalism". I'll have to practice some on the pronounciation 'cause it is pretty jaw breaking. But that in an odd way credits its importance for humanity Wink But before I start practising, can you please check whether it is taken already by some iron age tribal eye-for-an-eye relic of a religion.
"I'm like a rabbit suddenly trapped, in the blinding headlights of vacuous crap" - Tim Minchin in "Storm"
Christianity is perfect bullshit, christians are not - Purple Rabbit, honouring CS Lewis
Faith is illogical - fr0d0
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#23
RE: Links to Spirituality Found in the Brain
PR,

Lol! by the way counting who agrees with you simply makes it an appeal to popularity but anyway, it appears that you have conceded that spirituality is probably not the best term for those awe-filled moments in our lives, or the backbone to our behaviors that somehow gives our life meaning. I like naturalistic trancendentalism, at the outset it seems a contradiction but given a little thought, becomes a good description that strips away and mistaken reference to anything outside the natural.

I rejoice at tarts too, but when you get them pregnant I bet you would agree that is something to lament.

I think it was Thag who spoke unto Ack-ack sayin', "Me feel trancendental, but not in naturalistic way. Ahura Mazda must be with us." Wink

Rhizo
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#24
RE: Links to Spirituality Found in the Brain
I'm posting in this thread to let you all know that bitches, in fact, ain't shit.

Wink
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#25
RE: Links to Spirituality Found in the Brain
ehhhhh.....as in "bitches ain't shit"?

eehhhh.....OK
"I'm like a rabbit suddenly trapped, in the blinding headlights of vacuous crap" - Tim Minchin in "Storm"
Christianity is perfect bullshit, christians are not - Purple Rabbit, honouring CS Lewis
Faith is illogical - fr0d0
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#26
RE: Links to Spirituality Found in the Brain
(February 15, 2010 at 6:19 pm)Watson Wrote: Since when is love an animal instinct, and how so?

Love developed in a evolutionarily way, to help bind us as a group/family and to help raise our children.
It is a successful evolutionary ploy.
What did you think it was?



You can fix ignorance, you can't fix stupid.

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#27
RE: Links to Spirituality Found in the Brain
(February 16, 2010 at 2:57 pm)downbeatplumb Wrote:
(February 15, 2010 at 6:19 pm)Watson Wrote: Since when is love an animal instinct, and how so?

Love developed in a evolutionarily way, to help bind us as a group/family and to help raise our children.
It is a successful evolutionary ploy.
What did you think it was?

A transcendental feeling of clarity which we humans have access to through connection and empathy.

I'm interested, exactly why would we develop love as a means of binding us together as a group or family? Look at elephants, they have quite a nice herd mentality, they protect each other quite well. They do not need love to do this. Why us?
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#28
RE: Links to Spirituality Found in the Brain
How did you conclude that elephant to elephant care is something other than love?
"I'm like a rabbit suddenly trapped, in the blinding headlights of vacuous crap" - Tim Minchin in "Storm"
Christianity is perfect bullshit, christians are not - Purple Rabbit, honouring CS Lewis
Faith is illogical - fr0d0
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#29
RE: Links to Spirituality Found in the Brain
(February 17, 2010 at 3:57 pm)Purple Rabbit Wrote: How did you conclude that elephant to elephant care is something other than love?

Because animals don't have souls, and you can't love without a soul.


Duh.
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