This is a two-part question. I've come across a few who believe that evil does NOT exist, that we are the same as animals---the logic being that evil is a choice. But, do animals choose evil? Is there not something in humans that causes us to make "higher" choices (sometimes) as opposed to the insinctive "choices" that animals make to remain extant? And does that not make us different and "higher" than the animal kingdom?
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What a fascinating occupation, Michele! Thank you for sharing your personal knowledge about animals vs. humans. I couldn't agree with you more. Your thoughtful and succinct answer also tells me you understood my question. True...Cesar is a wise man.
Yes, Mark Twain was quite the philosopher. A good point you've made here, M.T. Dremer. I am not making a judgement about the morality of animals. Just questioning our being "the same."
I'll have to look up the verse. I know the Bible says higher, but I don't remember the part about intelligence. Thanks, Amanda.
I agree that animals are not evil and do not choose evil. They are instinctual. A human who cares about having a higher consciousness can strive to be other than merely instinctual. Your hub does give more space to discuss your premise... Thanks, CC.
Well, there are a number of people "locked up." They would probably like it better at the zoo. Thanks for chiming in, feenix.