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Is man social animal or rational animal or both or none of these?

  1. medicinefuture profile image60
    medicinefutureposted 4 years ago

    please furnish your valuable but honest opinion

    1. Disappearinghead profile image88
      Disappearingheadposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Both to varying degrees. Look at the evidence, it's all around you in our societies.

      1. Druid Dude profile image59
        Druid Dudeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Agreed. We tend to congregate in large numbers, and don't always fare well if totally secluded. That's the social part, which has no bearing on rationality, except that in seclusion, we can become irrational: Inventing friends, open hallucinations. Our rationality may be tied to the social aspect, as can be testified by anti-social behavior which is generally considered irrational. Just an opinion.

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        have to agree, said perfectly! smile

        1. Druid Dude profile image59
          Druid Dudeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Hi kim! Heard you published? True or no. Congrats if you did!

          1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
            Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            She did, she's a little star and I for one, am very proud of her. big_smile

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              kimberlyslyricsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              big_smile
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              1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
                Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Then for Gods sake, help me with the technology. lol

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                  kimberlyslyricsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  lol
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                  1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
                    Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    Which is far better, I might add, than peeing in the wind. big_smile

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            kimberlyslyricsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

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  2. Hollie Thomas profile image59
    Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago

    Social and rational animal. However, I believe man is a social animal first. We learn from others, love others and are driven to procreate and live with life partners (although I accept the latter often doesn't last) think about Durkheims theory of suicide. He concluded, that at that time the greatest factor leading to suicide was lack of social integration. Man does not do well in a solitary environment.

  3. livewithrichard profile image85
    livewithrichardposted 4 years ago

    Both or neither.  Man has a choice for the most part. It's when the choice is forced upon us when we really notice.

  4. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    It is rational to be social--so I don't understand why you think we need to pick only one.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
      Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe for some it is instinctive to be social, not rational.

 
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