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A Discussion on Whether We Need Intellect/Logic/Instinct to Survive.
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Submitted By Sv3n on 13/09/06
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The question is: Do humans need logic, intellect and or instinct in the modern world to survive?
Humans needed logic, intellect and instinct to survive in the past, but it seems as if we do not need them anymore. There is the advantage of
technology, which makes up for the neural processes in our brains. We
do not have to think or work, as technology does it all for us using
programmed algorithms. We certainly do not need to rely on instinct
anymore, as that is more primal than anything. Instinct is only needed
in dire situations, but logic can get the job done. We as humans, sadly,
have surpassed the major need of logic and instinct, due to
technological advances in modern day society.


This was in a PDF file I made so that's why the text is like this. Edit: I just changed it to a word doc so it looks better.

 

What do you think about this? This has been bugging me for quite some time after I thought of this in history class lol.

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Re: A Discussion on Whether We Need Intellect/Logic/Instinct to Survive.
4 days - 9,099v
Posted 2013/09/06 - 11:13 GMT
It's true. People rely on technology more than anything. Think about this...what do YOU think would happen if all the world went blackout forever? How many people would be devasted? Scared? Terrified? Overwhelmed? Would want to die for their online lover can never see nor talk to them again? Childeren or people on trips cant talk to their familys back home ever again? No contact with the brave soldiers fighting a war for our country? EVERYTHING we do with technology from electronics to machines would be gone... Now simple machines would work for you dont need really anything for them. Before all this "stuff" came out people were happy(in a way) and lived with candle light at the table or had horses to ride to town. The women would sew and make fabrics for clothing, curtains, table cloths, etc. the men would work out in mines or around the house, go off and trade goods with citys around the area. Yes this sounds old and prob alien at this point in the worlds progressing state but it's what use to happen. We've lost sight of our needs instead of our wants. To satisfy ourselves we say we need a new phone cuz the one we have is crapy, we need a new TV cuz ours is not comming in great, we need a new computer cuz ours is running to slow or has a virus in it, we need we need we need...but in all reality, these are just wants. We have the computer but we WANT a better one cuz this one isnt satisfying our wants or even needs if it pertains to school or work. We rely to much on the technology around us that we have become blind to the things that really matter. And im NOT saying technology is bad, in ANY way...but think of the people who live without a home, food, decent drinkng water if any is around, we are very blessed with wat we have and become blind by it. I could talk about this all day but i gotta go to school now xD

Just think how blessed you are to have things whereas a small child with a family of 8 brothers and sisters(maybe more, even less)and a mother and father have nothing but the clothes on their back trying to find work to provide for the family, trying to find some kind of shelter, food, anything to drink. They have the instinct to survive cuz they were born into it, most of us weren't born into it. We were born with things, food handed to us, shelter given to us, things to occupy us, etc.

Just think....

-kiaree14
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Re: A Discussion on Whether We Need Intellect/Logic/Instinct to Survive.
2 days - 11,431v
Posted 2013/09/06 - 14:09 GMT
Wow, that was a good answer! Thanks! But yeah, some people are born with this, and some aren't based on where you are in the world.
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Re: A Discussion on Whether We Need Intellect/Logic/Instinct to Survive.
4 days - 9,099v
Posted 2013/09/06 - 15:20 GMT
Exactly. Lolz and your welcome:)


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