How would you complete this quote?
“Our cherished belief in the specialness of human consciousness has not prevented us from…”
This week’s quote comes from the last paragraphs of Terrence W. Deacon’s fantastic book, “The Symbolic Species: The co-evolution of language and the brain” (W.W. Norton & Company, 1997).
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“… becoming specialists in unconscionable deeds.”
” … acting like a bunch of screaming monkeys most of the time.”
we say our children are our most valued ‘possession’ yet we don not work to provide all children with mothers milk as was the case before the industrial revolution. If was can process and bottle cows milk we could do the same with the even more valuable product – human milk. It has multiple uses – we jsut are not trying hard enough!
living most of our time in a state of unconsciousness.
thinking of the other person as less than worthy of true consideration.
This is making me to think harder. It is a good statement.
“Our cherished belief in the specialness of human consciousness has not prevented us from…” “fighting wars and killing fellow humans in the name of religion, caste, color, nationality, for land, power, oil, wealth, revenge, and so on.”