October 9, 2017 8:24pm CST
In the news we continually are hearing about the inhumane killings going on all over the world. I have been giving the human thing a lot of thought. First I looked up the true meaning of 'human'. Members of the human race. Anthropoid(resembling a human in form). Mortals(not of the devine or subject to death). Being distinguished from an animal. Civilized? Respectable? Intelligence? Walking on two legs instead of four? Lawfulness? What really separates us from the animals? And is that x factor true in all humans? I believe that we are all individuals. Made up of our blood lines, our intellect, our experiences, our personal view of the world and things around us, and the primitive soup that makes us mortal. What makes a person who they are? Evolution, culture, self awareness, personality, arrogance, and experience. What makes us civilized? What keeps us civilized? If our closest animal relatives, the great apes, are so opposite us in important ways such as culture and civilizational skills, etc. then how far away from the great apes are we? If an orangutan can literally tear a man limb from limb and a human can kill nearly 60 people and injure hundreds how far are these two from one another really? Your thoughts.
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