On Human Nature/Consciousness (Politics)

by xeno6696 @, Sonoran Desert, Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 20:27 (4760 days ago) @ David Turell

Dr. Turell, - As far as dogs are concerned, we don't know. Some animals even have incredibly complex communication structures--especially squid, but for us to be able to say that they don't admire things the way you say, we can't actually know that. I've seen elephants exhibit some behaviors that seems to suggest higher-level functions as you suggest. - More on to the point I'm trying to make though, if we inherit personality traits, then why does it seem so odd that we have also inherited other traits from our diverged ancestors? We didn't just "become" H. sapiens overnight. It is too much to say we inherit nothing. - 6M years makes for two very different beasts, but 100% different? I'll see how Adler makes his case.

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