Animal language (Animals)

by Balance_Maintained @, U.S.A., Monday, January 12, 2015, 22:26 (1794 days ago) @ David Turell

dhw: Donning my theist hat, I can accept your point, Tony, that this has nothing to do with common descent. If your God made all the species separately, he would still have used the same patterns. Different process, same result: as I see it, humans are a development, not a new invention.

David: I can accept most of your summary involving the use of patterns, but as usual I think our brain is an unusual intervention.

The difference in our brains is in our ability to create, and in particular to create in abstract. That is the one thing animals do not do. If we are made in God's image, as none of the other animals were, then the ability to create is an apt differentiator coming from someone titled the "Grand Creator".

What is the purpose of living? How about, 'to reduce needless suffering. It seems to me to be a worthy purpose.

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