Saturday, December 9, 2006

The meaning of Human

Written Wednesday, November 29, 2006

In Monday's writing I spoke of species and humans. Yesterday I had the thought of what it means to be human, or rather the question of. As of now human refers to Home sapien, but what if we begin to speciate? Would these new species be Human? I imagine if that since to be a new species means that reproduction between them is not possible then, they must not be Human. Yet, if reproduction is not possible, but our physical features are similar, that is then that we could all be Human as far as emotions, mental capabilities, and affinity goes. Human becomes then a way of being, thinking, or behaving rather than of or as. We have the term humane which is behaving as a good Human person. There may be actual definitions to these words, but they have more of a philosophical definition. Defining a word of being will help one to more clearly create this thought structure.

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