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Atheist Exile commented on Wayne Butler's blog post What constitutes concioussness and rational thinking
"More "valuable"? I've heard that man is special but valuable?I don't subscribe to species equality. Based on the fact that only a fraction of 1% of all species that have ever existed still survive, nature clearly doesn't…"
Apr 7, 2012
Vasanth Ra commented on Wayne Butler's blog post What constitutes concioussness and rational thinking
"Life thought as worth is worth the thought;life thought as without is not. So is Life valuable? Yes it is and you should think so. Obviously man is basically not different than animal.   Is man more valuable than the rest of the…"
Apr 7, 2012
Richard ∑wald commented on Wayne Butler's blog post What constitutes concioussness and rational thinking
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Apr 6, 2012
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What constitutes concioussness and rational thinking

I've heard on many occasions that man is more valuable and important than the rest of the universe due to its ability to rationalize, have morality and be concious of himself. What makes this so? Pack animals have morality, as they risk their lives to save each other, for the betterment of the pack. Apes can learn sign language and communicate, as well as do math? What makes man special? And what is moral rational thinking? Give me your take.
Apr 6, 2012
Wayne Butler replied to Madhukar Kulkarni's discussion Six questions to an atheist in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"I know we are all free thinkers and I am not attempting to convince anyone of you, who is obviously already convinced. But if anyone is having trouble with these questions, I will offer my answers for their review. 1.    If there is…"
Mar 28, 2012
Dr. Terence Meaden left a comment for Wayne Butler
"Hi Wayne Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense helped by science leads to freethinking wisdom as you know very well.      We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS:…"
Mar 28, 2012
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Wayne Butler replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion Did The Reason Rally Really Happen If the Media Ignores It.
"Made a difference to me. It got me more active, I've donated money and joined several secular groups since the rally. I also went with a "spiritual christian", who after the rally announced himself a diest. That's difference that…"
Mar 28, 2012
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What constitutes concioussness and rational thinking

Posted on April 6, 2012 at 11:08am 3 Comments

I've heard on many occasions that man is more valuable and important than the rest of the universe due to its ability to rationalize, have morality and be concious of himself. What makes this so? Pack animals have morality, as they risk their lives to save each other, for the betterment of the pack. Apes can learn sign language and communicate, as well as do math? What makes man special? And what is moral rational thinking? Give me your take.

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At 12:56pm on March 28, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Wayne
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense helped by science leads to freethinking wisdom as you know very well.  
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 670 discussion topics and 3370 members.
At 12:39pm on March 28, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 11:09am on March 28, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Wayne! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like A TRICK OF THE EYE, Atheist Artists, and Atheists who are Artists. After you've searched for stuff that interests you in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

 
 
 

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