Gerard Wood

  • That may be. I like to think of the earth as an egg with human beings as cells of an organism that is growing. If we are lucky we will be able to hatch into the universe after we have consumed our resources and fouled our environment. If we’re not we will die. Like the chicken that doesn’t develop properly. The universe will care even less about…[Read more]

  • Thanks for the friend invite Belle Rose. I consider it an honor. I think you are an intelligent, capable person and I hope you persevere and get some luck to accomplish your goals.

  • @Unseen – Just a grunt or maybe a middle finger? I can’t see any way other than body language. I imagine that body size might make a difference. I really don’t know. I have seen animals react and size doesn’t seem to matter. How could one communicate any concept without language?

  • I agree with what you are saying. We don’t know what will happen tomorrow but we like to think that we have some control. I also think that animals can think to some degree. I lived on a beach in Nova Scotia for about five months with nothing to do. I fed the birds and watched their interactions. Crows seemed to be the most intelligent of them…[Read more]

  • Hi Belle Rose. I’ve enjoyed your posts also. I admire the way that you could examine your beliefs and change yourself.
    I like the idea that says that evolving is not better. It makes so that things change and become what they are. Without all these words that make up our language, how would we even be able to think about anything.

  • Thanks PopeBeanie. I’ve enjoyed many of your posts. I think that you agree with me that animals cannot envision the concepts that words enable us to. I just think that if we didn’t know certain words, we would not be even able to think of the concepts that they represent. For example – If someone had told you to Google something in 1970. Would you…[Read more]

  • I’ve been lurking on Think Atheist for a couple of years and I have not seen a discussion about this.
    If we as humans had no language would we be any better or different than any other animal?

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