There is no fear or courage in the inanimate; why through evolution did fear generate in the animals and in a more sophisticated manner it generates in the humans? Does its generation indicate a higher level of consciousness?
Quite the contrary. At higher levels of consciousness, we are capable of mastering our fear. This is a skill apparently lacking in lower life forms, which seem to respond instinctively to fight-or-flight stimuli.
What in the world do inanimate objects have to do with fear, consciousness, or evolution?
Because they are members of the animal kingdom. I don't disagree that without life there can be no fear. It is your statement that "The higher the life; the higher is the fear" that I reject. If there is a correlation between levels of consciousness and levels of fear, it is an inverse relationship, not a direct one, as you postulate. Case in point: what is more afraid of a small dog - you or a bunny? Unless you say it is you, then you prove my point.
"They can get over certain fears quite easily." Something new and strange in the yard. Ever see it. They slowly sneak up to it. Maybe jumping back now and then. Until they determine it is nothing but a bunched piece of canvas. No more fear.
In some ways fear is good because it protects an organism from potential harms. So, yes, in some way there is an evolutionary predisposition for self preservation. However, the role in mans current evolution is the discarding of fear. To quote my man Lupe " fear is such a weak emotion, that's why i despite it".
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