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Are we rats? Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)18:30 UTC+1 No.6616540 Report

Hi sci,

I've read some articles about reward system. Now I think mankind is just a better developed race of laboratory rats programmed to reproduce. Basically our life is driven by sex and fear of death. I think that our "civilised" lifestyle totaly don't match our natural predispositions and that's why we're heading straight toward fall of our race. I also think that our universe makes no sense at all. Why the fuck there's an infinite amount of space filled with stars and shit, and one of the planet is inhabited by creatures that are able to sense and act in a specific way? Just why? What do you think?
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)18:32 UTC+1 No.6616543 Report

Yes, humans, too, are animals.

What a revelation!
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)18:42 UTC+1 No.6616560 Report

>>6616543

So you're one of those guys that think of they're nothing much but a pile of meat?
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)18:48 UTC+1 No.6616566 Report

>>6616540
op god has a plan. you just have to accept it is too great for us to understand.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)18:53 UTC+1 No.6616572 Report

>>6616540
>Now I think mankind is just a better developed race of laboratory rats programmed to reproduce. Basically our life is driven by sex and fear of death.
Yes, Humans are a product of a few billion years of evolution. Without that "programming" we wouldn't have even one more generation of humans, and the ones alive now would all die very quickly.

>I think that our "civilised" lifestyle totaly don't match our natural predispositions
No shit Sherlock, civilized life is incredibly new on the scale of evolution. The reason we have it at all is because we evolved cognition, and that's what we'll have to use to overcome base tendencies and exist as better, less shitty-to-ourselves-and-each-other being.

>I also think that our universe makes no sense at all.
Seeing as, again, human cognition is so new and the universe and its workings so vast and deep, it would be raw arrogance to assume that we can just immediately make perfect sense of all of creation. The universe "doesn't make sense" because we are babbies and have much to learn. If you look at human history, we've already come quite far. Just accept that we'll continue to move forward, but won't have all the answers within your lifetime, or any number of generations soon.

Infinity is a big number.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)18:57 UTC+1 No.6616577 Report

>>6616560
No, I think being a pile of meat is absolutely not "nothing much."

Evidence: Humans are all piles of meat, and we're awesome.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)21:50 UTC+1 No.6616812 Report

>>6616577
No we're not. We're greedy, violent and selfish.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)21:53 UTC+1 No.6616817 Report

>>6616812
\m/(-_-)\m/
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)22:11 UTC+1 No.6616863 Report

>>6616812
Because the system doesn't punish greedy, violent and selfish people. Put these guys in a life-threatening situation involving teamwork, and only a few of these people will survive, and after, say, 3-4 generations, they won't exist aymore (or won't live long enough to reproduce). Small-scale evolution.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)22:43 UTC+1 No.6616935 Report

>>6616540
More like cattle, the goyim anyway.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)22:46 UTC+1 No.6616943 Report

>>6616812
Other than violence those traits are beneficial. Greed and selfishness perpetuate one's own existence. Notice how the wealthier you are the better medical attention you can afford and by affording this medical attention you help develop medical science in turn. Greed is only evil according to the Bible which has seeped its bullshit into even modern day society.
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Anonymous 06/29/14(Sun)00:24 UTC+1 No.6617068 Report

>>6616943
What if the one that provides medical attention is greedy and due to this less people get proper treatment? Or out of greed one does not want to have children due to associated costs. I don't find it beneficial, neither the selfishness. At least from species' survival point of view.
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Anonymous 06/29/14(Sun)00:27 UTC+1 No.6617069 Report

>>6616540
worst. nightclub. ever.
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Anonymous 06/29/14(Sun)00:48 UTC+1 No.6617104 Report

>>6616935
regarding the last sentence in this cartoon

is it believed that jews are sort of nomadic people who by their culture seek to acquire money disregarding all other cultures while co-existing with them, and then disappear when collapse happens whether they cause it or not?

is that what Hitler saw?
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Anonymous 06/29/14(Sun)00:58 UTC+1 No.6617120 Report

>>6617104
Hitler saw a lot of meth and drunken Goebbels
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Anonymous 06/29/14(Sun)03:25 UTC+1 No.6617321 Report

>>6616560
you can either be an animal, a plant, a fungus, a bacterium, or an archaea

make your choice
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Anonymous 06/29/14(Sun)03:41 UTC+1 No.6617332 Report

>>6617321
I am a fungus, what happens next?
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Anonymous 06/29/14(Sun)04:00 UTC+1 No.6617347 Report

>>6616943
don't forget, we also have instincts to help eachother out, which is why we feel bad for people we see who are suffering, and why we feel good when we help people. without these emotions we would not have made it this far as a race

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj__w87vkow
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Anonymous 06/29/14(Sun)05:40 UTC+1 No.6617462 Report

>>6616540
you are contradicting yourself.

first you call humans rats that behave based on reward system ala behaviorism.

then you talk about animals that think on this planet in our universe.
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Anonymous 06/29/14(Sun)18:31 UTC+1 No.6618266 Report

>>6617462
>animals that think

What exactly do you mean by "thinking". If ability to "sense and act" is equal to thinking, then solar garden light is able to "think". Not to mention almost all of modern electronic equipment, as well as living creatures starting from microorganisms ending on humans.
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