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Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The thought of the animals.
For sure that the animals have preacquired knowledge that they do not need to learn of another one,unlike the human beings who need to learn almost the minimum thing.
There are many cases of men who have grown without contact with other humans, and they seemed to imitate the animals which they were in contact with.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feral_children ;it is evident that the animals, still without being in contact with animals of its species , seem to know how to look for its food, or that kind of thing,not everithing ,because some animals still needs to learn stuff.also In fact there are some animals who can use tools ,as some apes do. The animals apparently cannot have the same level of conscience of the surroundings as a human being…, an animal is made to live in a natural world with trees and mountains etc., and they do not understand the artifices of people, nor its cities. for example when a cat persecutes a ball.Most possibly he does'nt know that it is a ball, but thinks it is being whom he(the cat) tries to hunt.
but it is demonstrated that they can learn, in the fact that once he knows that it is an inanimate object they lose interest in persecuting it. On the other hand it relies a certain complexity in the asumption that the animals only thinks about perpetuating the species. this is a very complex concept, I guess that the animals have a natural motivation, and inevitable motivation to look for a mate, but if really the animals does not have "reasoning" how can they know that if they does´nt procreate it will extinguish the species? And if they have a natural order ruling their lives called “instinct” which makes them to search for a pair , who gave it to them? Who writed the instinct in its genes? .
If an animal cannot have a reasoning ,how could their genes ,that are molecules. The question of the matter would be that the animals can pnly understand some things and others don´t,… ... on the other hand, what is “intelligence” How to compare what is intelligence for a man ,and what for an animal?
A three years old boy needs of his parents to live,and he barely understands ,what his parents say,the average of human adults neither know what they want,nor how to get it, and they stray from the right way,and they even want to procreate/rise sons ,but on the contrary a chimpance(because its common the comparison) knows how to live in the jungle ,without artifices,without cell phone,wihtout supermarket, he knows how to get the food, how to find a mate, how to care about their sons, and who thaught him to do all of that?... ironicly that can be told of every animal I think , even the smallest, but not of every Man .
So ,if the Man is more(in average) inept than animals ,for developing in the proper way with its enviroment, how it is that the humans are more "evolved"?
The humans are living beings,just as the animals , but the humans certainly have very especific mental and spiritual characteristics that the other living beings living on earth do not , which are: being able (the hunmans)to have knowledge of good an evil,to know what it is to do wrong, and what to do the right, or to stray from what they are(the humans) called to do,and also in the knowledge of shame , for this , I think that human beings are not animals,simply because they are not like animals, just similar, nothing more than that.
I think humans should not be regarded as animals , shall I explain further?
The animals are not so foolish to regard themselves as demigods,but humans do so; neither so stupid that they destroy what gives them to eat, but the humans do so; nor deny what they are, but the humans do so , nor are as idiotic as to communicate among them and not to be understood ,but the humans do , when two things have but differences than similarities, is obvious that they are not the same, cannot be the animals just like the men only because both are living beings, or because they have social behavior, no matter how hard somebody whished, the animals cannot be understood by watching discovery channel, or animal planet, no one is going to understand them, nor someone could be as one that way, no matter how hard someone liked them(animals),nonetheless, even If a man wished to understand, how him could to be, just by himself?
I think that if someone could understand nature in the important matter, and true , what it is the spiritual, it would not be by observation , but by grace, which it is also , almost inexplicable
Genesis 20-26 http://nasb.scripturetext.com/genesis/1.htm
Job 38:39-40:5 http://nasb.scripturetext.com/job/38.htm
39 Can you hunt the prey for the lion,Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions
40 When they crouch in their densAnd lie in wait in their lair?
41 “Who prepares for the raven its nourishmentWhen its young cry to GodAnd wander about without food?
“Do you know the time the mountain goats give birth?Do you observe the calving of the deer? 2 “Can you count the months they fulfill,Or do you know the time they give birth?
3 “They kneel down, they bring forth their young,They get rid of their labor pains.
4 “Their offspring become strong, they grow up in the open field;They leave and do not return to them.
5 “Who sent out the wild donkey free?And who loosed the bonds of the swift donkey,
6 To whom I gave the wilderness for a homeAnd the salt land for his dwelling place?
7 “He scorns the tumult of the city,The shoutings of the driver he does not hear.
8 “He explores the mountains for his pastureAnd searches after every green thing.
9 “Will the wild ox consent to serve you,Or will he spend the night at your manger?
10 “Can you bind the wild ox in a furrow with ropes,Or will he harrow the valleys after you? 11 “Will you trust him because his strength is greatAnd leave your labor to him?
12 “Will you have faith in him that he will return your grainAnd gather it from your threshing floor?
13 “The ostriches’ wings flap joyouslyWith the pinion and plumage of love,
14 For she abandons her eggs to the earthAnd warms them in the dust,
15 And she forgets that a foot may crush them,Or that a wild beast may trample them.
16 “She treats her young cruelly, as if they were not hers;Though her labor be in vain, she is unconcerned;
17 Because God has made her forget wisdom,And has not given her a share of understanding. 18 “When she lifts herself on high,She laughs at the horse and his rider.
19 “Do you give the horse his might?Do you clothe his neck with a mane?
20 “Do you make him leap like the locust?His majestic snorting is terrible.
21 “He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength;He goes out to meet the weapons.
22 “He laughs at fear and is not dismayed;And he does not turn back from the sword.
23 “The quiver rattles against him,The flashing spear and javelin.
24 “With shaking and rage he races over the ground,And he does not stand still at the voice of the trumpet.
25 “As often as the trumpet sounds he says, ‘Aha!’And he scents the battle from afar,And the thunder of the captains and the war cry.
26 “Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars,Stretching his wings toward the south? 27 “Is it at your command that the eagle mounts upAnd makes his nest on high?
28 “On the cliff he dwells and lodges,Upon the rocky crag, an inaccessible place.
29 “From there he spies out food;His eyes see it from afar.
30 “His young ones also suck up blood;And where the slain are, there is he.”
1 Then the LORD said to Job,
2 “Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty?Let him who reproves God answer it.”
3 Then Job answered the LORD and said,
4 “Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You?I lay my hand on my mouth.
5 “Once I have spoken, and I will not answer;Even twice, and I will add nothing more.”
(Numbers 22:21-35 http://nasb.scripturetext.com/numbers/22.htm
revelation 5:13 And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, "To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever."