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SuperRobotWars
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9/19/2010 8:16:01 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Our species should change its name, since homo sapiens means wise man (knowing man) and humans are for the most part dumb a-holes shouldn't we change our species name? I want your opinions.
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9/19/2010 9:49:36 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Compared to all other species who have ever lived, humans are not dumb at all. We are the most intelligent specie to exist on Earth to date (barring some huge archaeological finding).
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9/19/2010 4:18:28 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 9:49:36 AM, JBlake wrote:
Compared to all other species who have ever lived, humans are not dumb at all. We are the most intelligent specie to exist on Earth to date (barring some huge archaeological finding).

That said, it is not saying much.
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9/19/2010 4:22:47 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 4:18:28 PM, Atheism wrote:
At 9/19/2010 9:49:36 AM, JBlake wrote:
Compared to all other species who have ever lived, humans are not dumb at all. We are the most intelligent specie to exist on Earth to date (barring some huge archaeological finding).

That said, it is not saying much.

The fact that we don't possess knowledge of every aspect of the universe in no way means that we're dumb.
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9/19/2010 4:22:48 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 9:49:36 AM, JBlake wrote:
Compared to all other species who have ever lived, humans are not dumb at all. We are the most intelligent specie to exist on Earth to date (barring some huge archaeological finding).

We're highly adaptive and somewhat intelligent, but not certainly not wise. I don't think we should change the species name, but the OP has a point.
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9/19/2010 4:24:13 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 4:22:48 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 9/19/2010 9:49:36 AM, JBlake wrote:
Compared to all other species who have ever lived, humans are not dumb at all. We are the most intelligent specie to exist on Earth to date (barring some huge archaeological finding).

We're highly adaptive and somewhat intelligent, but not certainly not wise. I don't think we should change the species name, but the OP has a point.

Define "wise".
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9/19/2010 4:27:38 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 4:24:13 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 9/19/2010 4:22:48 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 9/19/2010 9:49:36 AM, JBlake wrote:
Compared to all other species who have ever lived, humans are not dumb at all. We are the most intelligent specie to exist on Earth to date (barring some huge archaeological finding).

We're highly adaptive and somewhat intelligent, but not certainly not wise. I don't think we should change the species name, but the OP has a point.

Define "wise".

1. Having the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; sagacious
2. Exhibiting common sense; prudent
3. Having great learning; erudite.

I'd say a huge, huge majority of humans are none of these things.
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9/19/2010 4:33:43 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 4:27:38 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 9/19/2010 4:24:13 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 9/19/2010 4:22:48 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 9/19/2010 9:49:36 AM, JBlake wrote:
Compared to all other species who have ever lived, humans are not dumb at all. We are the most intelligent specie to exist on Earth to date (barring some huge archaeological finding).

We're highly adaptive and somewhat intelligent, but not certainly not wise. I don't think we should change the species name, but the OP has a point.

Define "wise".

1. Having the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; sagacious
2. Exhibiting common sense; prudent
3. Having great learning; erudite.

I'd say a huge, huge majority of humans are none of these things.

I tend to define a species by what it can do--not by that to which the majority of its members resign themselves. :P
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9/19/2010 4:51:18 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 4:33:43 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 9/19/2010 4:27:38 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 9/19/2010 4:24:13 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 9/19/2010 4:22:48 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 9/19/2010 9:49:36 AM, JBlake wrote:
Compared to all other species who have ever lived, humans are not dumb at all. We are the most intelligent specie to exist on Earth to date (barring some huge archaeological finding).

We're highly adaptive and somewhat intelligent, but not certainly not wise. I don't think we should change the species name, but the OP has a point.

Define "wise".

1. Having the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; sagacious
2. Exhibiting common sense; prudent
3. Having great learning; erudite.

I'd say a huge, huge majority of humans are none of these things.

I tend to define a species by what it can do--not by that to which the majority of its members resign themselves. :P

So you would define all domesticated dogs as child maulers?
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9/19/2010 4:57:25 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 4:27:38 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 9/19/2010 4:24:13 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 9/19/2010 4:22:48 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 9/19/2010 9:49:36 AM, JBlake wrote:
Compared to all other species who have ever lived, humans are not dumb at all. We are the most intelligent specie to exist on Earth to date (barring some huge archaeological finding).

We're highly adaptive and somewhat intelligent, but not certainly not wise. I don't think we should change the species name, but the OP has a point.

Define "wise".

1. Having the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; sagacious
2. Exhibiting common sense; prudent
3. Having great learning; erudite.

I'd say a huge, huge majority of humans are none of these things.

But the majority of humans do have these characteristics... You have to compare the humanity as a whole to the other species of the world. There is no comparison - we are by far the wisest, even with your definition.
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9/19/2010 5:09:43 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 4:57:25 PM, JBlake wrote:
But the majority of humans do have these characteristics... You have to compare the humanity as a whole to the other species of the world. There is no comparison - we are by far the wisest, even with your definition.

The problem is that we are far too industrious and it seems to be leading inevitably towards self destruction. That doesn't seem to be indicitive of wisdom.
If human beings had never came along, the Earth would likely be a paradise.
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9/22/2010 7:20:08 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/19/2010 5:09:43 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 9/19/2010 4:57:25 PM, JBlake wrote:
But the majority of humans do have these characteristics... You have to compare the humanity as a whole to the other species of the world. There is no comparison - we are by far the wisest, even with your definition.

The problem is that we are far too industrious and it seems to be leading inevitably towards self destruction. That doesn't seem to be indicitive of wisdom.
If human beings had never came along, the Earth would likely be a paradise.

yeah maybe, but then where is the fun in that?