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Post by the guffman on Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:55 pm

Isn't it true that, humans, like every other creature, live solely based on natural instinct? If you're naturally inclined to help someone, believe something, or complete some task, is that not the same as any other creature? If "humans are different because they can reason" is it not the natural development of reason that adds to this?


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Post by isbird100 on Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:05 pm

i wouldn't say solely because we actually deny ourselves things that our instincts tell us to do. This is shown more in the people we think are "unstable" or it shown to an extreme in them too.

I think humans for the most part have achieved a pleasent medium.
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Post by navy pig on Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:44 pm

where did this come from
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Post by Samarai1 on Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:25 pm

I have to think about this but I accidently voted yes! Whoops!
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Post by Pickle on Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:14 am

well, seeing as instinct tells us that when we see a female ready to mate, we assert ourselves and give her a humping. But last time i checked, it isnt normal to see people humping in public... at least not yet.

and think about fasting. millions of ppl fast due to religious beliefs. our instinct tells us to eat as much as we can so we dont starve (hence the rising obesity rate)

Mainly, humans have souls. That is the main difference between us and everything else. When we die, we either go to heaven or hell. when Spot the dog dies, his body rots in the ground and thats the end of him.

Christians (TRUE Christians) have something extra to help guide their souls: the Holy Spirit. It helps us to make better decisions, kinda like a conscience boost.

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Post by Yoshi16 on Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:38 pm

Anyways, most people do what their instincts tell them to, but I don't understand why humans are the only thing we ever relate to instincts. Animals do this to survive in the wild, so......... mrgreen


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Post by Samarai1 on Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:43 pm

I actually disagree because we do things because of mainly of our will, not usually instincts. Animals mainly do what thier instints tell them to do, not what thier will tells them to do.
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Post by The Reporter on Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:42 pm

I don't think MM means literally, "natural instinct" as in, eat, sleep, drink, mate, etc. I think he means more along the lines of our own personal character, and how each person lives according to how they have been made to act and think
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Post by Yoshi16 on Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:19 pm

Yeah, I could see that. Wee
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Post by The Reporter on Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:39 pm

Of course, this is pure journalistic speculation...
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Post by Samarai1 on Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:35 am

The Reporter wrote:I don't think MM means literally, "natural instinct" as in, eat, sleep, drink, mate, etc. I think he means more along the lines of our own personal character, and how each person lives according to how they have been made to act and think
Even if so, I still disagree, because people could change still.
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Post by The Reporter on Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:44 am

But what if this change is just purely instinctual necessary for some greater purpose?
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Post by Yoshi16 on Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:58 am

Yeah, I'm gonna get out of this before I get way more confused... Wee
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Post by isbird100 on Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:55 pm

i suppose that everyone acts on a personal instinct, but then you get the really christian or memebers of religions that totally screw up that point. at least that is what i think.
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Post by navy pig on Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:09 pm

or people like hunter who thinkto much
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Post by isbird100 on Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:24 pm

yeah i guess I do lol
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Post by navy pig on Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:34 pm

u agreed w/ me bigger o sham
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Post by Samarai1 on Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:06 pm

The Reporter wrote:But what if this change is just purely instinctual necessary for some greater purpose?
I agree with this but I see change can happen as instintical or will or both.
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Post by isbird100 on Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:23 pm

Does it even matter?

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Post by Samarai1 on Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:37 am

isbird100 wrote:Does it even matter?

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Yes because it helps figure out who the heck where are.
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Post by The Reporter on Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:36 pm

Yeah, one of the main things to figure out and understand in life is who we really are...
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Post by isbird100 on Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:12 pm

Ah i guess that makes sense
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Post by Sirdavid79 on Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:32 pm

Ya but a question I still have is who is The Reporter?
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Post by isbird100 on Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:14 pm

He's a friend of Jason's from another forum, didn't you read his first post in his intro?
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Post by navy pig on Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:18 pm

The Reporter wrote:Yeah, one of the main things to figure out and understand in life is who we really are...

that stuff doent matter
all u gotta do is live then die
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