and a 1, and a 2, and a 1,2,3,4!
Join Date: May 2010
This is an interesting topic and begs the question of how close we really are to other animals in the world. Other animals shun out of their community those with disabilities, or whom are different in various way. We were/are doing basically the same thing so looking at it strictly from a behavioral stance, how much more "evolved" are we than our primate counterparts? is it by a very, very wide margin as some would believe, which is fair given the intellectual difference alone, however when it comes to issues like this we see that we may have evolved thoroughly in certain aspects, but not so much in others. This isn't necessarily a bad thing and before all the ethic judgers come calling for my head I say this in terms of the survival of the fittest idea, and how, in the root of everything we do, every single action, thought, process, is engrained the idea that we must survive and that thought trumps everything else we come to know. our code of ethics one could argue only reaches out to points which would not affect this ability, this need. however in areas where we might be better of ignoring our ethics, we do, no matter how much the mass media trys to tell us otherwise.
then again, this is all very far reaching and very raw in thought, but, it's interesting to note nonetheless.