Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Viewing from Anothers Perspective Sets Humans Apart? > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Viewing from Anothers Perspective Sets Humans Apart?

Recently I discussed what sets humans apart from other animals and species. The basic question, which has been kicked around for centuries is what makes man so unique? So, different than the other species we see? Many immediately take their religious doctrine and use it to answer the question; they say things like "God made us in his image." The animals were put here for us to use, eat, fish and etc; they are indeed here to serve man? After kicking around such notions which cannot be proved either way; a gentleman, David, came up with an interesting concept.

Of course he too borrowed the concept from his readings and learnings and made it part of his belief system. Here is how it goes; "empathy is what sets us apart" basically that is it. Here is David's longer version:

"Empathy: If anything, the ability to see from another's perspective is what sets humans apart from the rest of the animals. It is the basis of many of the qualities that we hold in highest regard: kindness, charity, mercy, welfare, forgiveness. Far from being irrational, empathy confers a distinct advantage in any social situation. It provides a foundation for promises, contracts, and deals. To a large extent it is the glue that binds society."

I completely had to reject this and although I was polite; obviously not wanting any coffee spilled on my face here is why and where I differ and my basis for such. Although you might be able to give other examples such as a dog going over to a child who fell off his skateboard and licking his face or some such event you observed. I have a more compelling argument against David's notion: Actually chimpanzees that have been taught sign language have empathy too and from the other human's perspective. In fact this has been well documented by a Washington State research facility. A woman who was pregnant came to work everyday with the Chimps. Then one day she was missing for about a week, she had miss carried and then her stomach was small again, the Chimp asked what happened in sign language and where is the baby? The woman told her back, "it died" the chimp started to cry and hug that lady and said it was "sooo sorry' in sign language?

So in fact empathy is not only a human trait, David will need to try again. As matter of fact, I am still unconvinced for sure humans are that special in anything really. And on further study of other known earth species, I cannot come up with one single difference that sets humans apart. Think on this; let me know if you come up with something.

"Lance Winslow" - If you have innovative thoughts and unique perspectives, come think with Lance; www.WorldThinkTank.net/wttbbs

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Harvard Crimson

UChicago Philosophy Professor Discusses Ethics of Animal Rights
Harvard Crimson
University of Chicago Philosophy Professor Martha C. Nussbaum said that society should grant enhanced legal protections for animals and reconsider the ethical principles governing human-animal interactions at a Friday talk in Boylston Hall,. Nussbaum's ...


New York Post

Rangers' new philosophy yields familiar results in loss to Flames
New York Post
With the new philosophy of shooting more and crashing the net, the Blueshirts were able to create an ample amount of decent scoring chances. But they struggled to beat goalie David Rittich and lost for the sixth time in the first eight games of this ...
Associated Press News - NHLAP News

all 111 news articles »

MIT News

Professor Emeritus Sylvain Bromberger, philosopher of language and science, dies at 94
MIT News
Professor Emeritus Sylvain Bromberger, a philosopher of language and of science who played a pivotal role in establishing MIT's Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, died on Sept. 16 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was 94. A faculty member for ...


AZCentral.com

More than 4 decades separate these Arizona mayoral candidates in November election
AZCentral.com
Voters in a northwest Valley suburb will choose a mayor this November from two women who are distinguishable not only by their philosophy on how to run their city, but also by their age. El Mirage Mayor Lana Mook, 71, is 43 years older than her ...


The Lincoln County News

District 90 Challenger Aims to Bring Libertarian Philosophy to House
The Lincoln County News
Richard Van Knowe, R-Bristol, aims to bring a libertarian philosophy to the State House with his challenge of three-term incumbent Rep. Michael “Mick” Devin, D-Newcastle, in House District 90. House District 90 includes Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, ...


Film School Rejects

Immersive Cinema: The Philosophy Behind VR
Film School Rejects
I've wanted virtual reality as far back as I can remember. It could have been that one Friday afternoon hanging out at Tilt, the local arcade at the Richland Mall in Waco, Texas where an early concept virtual reality system was being demoed. The rig ...


Review and commentary of “Finance and Philosophy: Why we are always surprised”
American Enterprise Institute
There is a greater cache of practical banking knowledge contained in Finance and Philosophy than will you find reading countless articles in academic banking journal articles, should you even have the background and the patience to take on such a task.


The Federalist

Why We Need Poetry And Literature To Teach Us Practical Philosophy
The Federalist
Matthew Mehan argues that we can rebuild a culture of self-government and it starts with teaching practical philosophy. On this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour, Ben Domenech and Mehan discuss poetry, high lessons in popular art, Harry Potter, and ...


Newsarama

Best Shots Review: X-MEN BLACK - MYSTIQUE Brings 'Complexity, Philosophy, and Characterization' (8/10)
Newsarama
In many ways, McGuire's one-shot with artist Marco Failla feels like a day in the life of Raven Darkholme, the X-Men's resident shape-shifting frenemy - there's a surprising amount of complexity, philosophy and characterization to Mystique's daily ...


The Jerusalem Post

Shimon Peres's yin-and-yang philosophy
The Jerusalem Post
You weren't born yesterday, and history is not just events, it's also philosophy,” the late Shimon Peres observed in an interview with China's CCTV in 2014. “But on the other hand, you have the guts to look at the future. Don't forget what happened ...

and more »
Google News

Father Ernetti and the Philosophers Stone

And there will be many 'experts' who say that light... Read More

Platos Atlantis: Fact, Fiction or Prophecy?

Atlantis is often described as paranormal or mythical, but is... Read More

MORAL ARMOR on Materialism and Profit

Desiring to get the most out of life, life's lovers... Read More

The Animal and the Human

Recent DNA analyses have revealed that humans share a majority... Read More

Joseph Brant and The Hegelian Dialectic

I admit I am only able to provide guesses as... Read More

The Concept of the Sublime in Eighteenth Century Philosophy

The development of the concept of the sublime as an... Read More

Socrates Warned Us But We Killed Him

The ability to do something that requires generations to develop... Read More

Stranded Notions: Time And Philosophy Of The Individual

As I look back now, a long time seems to... Read More

Fire Walkers

DERVISH: - Whirling and ecstatically altering their conscious and soul... Read More

The Early Life of Jesus

INTRODUCTION:Yeshua bar Joseph or Yeshua ben Joseph has become known... Read More

Nostradamus Saw

The Luciferians are the inner cabal of the Vatican according... Read More

The Galileo Conspiracy: 5 Questions Your Science Professors Hope You Never Ask

As a young lad, I took on my first scientific... Read More

Teilhard de Chardin

FATHER PIERRE TEILHARD de CHARDIN:He is one of my heroes... Read More

Common Psi-sense

Up until the start of the 20th Century there was... Read More

Guerrilla Mythbusting: 5 Snappy Rules For Spotting and Exposing Popular Nonsense

College students tend to wax enthusiastic about the lessons they... Read More

Dorothy Dunn and Primitive Art

The artist's of tribes of the Great Plains left their... Read More

Illuminati in Kentucky

Illuminati in Kentucky:My fevered imagination includes the probability that Andrew... Read More

The Earth Energy Grid

EARTH ENERGY GRID: - Sedona, Arizona is not only my... Read More

The Cosmic Eggs

One of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World is... Read More

Youre Wrong

Isn't it amazing how often you're wrong? I mean that... Read More

Simple Words

The words, the thoughts, the processes go on and on.As... Read More

Angel Inspired E-mails

This morning, I awoke somewhat down. As little seems to... Read More

Reducing Human Population Growth

Due to the indoctrination of World Religions and their control... Read More

Viewing from Anothers Perspective Sets Humans Apart?

Recently I discussed what sets humans apart from other animals... Read More

Nature of Visual Representation

Nature is often called "red in tooth and claw", this... Read More