Victor Valentour

Carrollton, GA, United States

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Victor Valentour
Posted almost 2 years ago
Which is the most special ability present within humans?
I don't know for sure... however the basis for me and relgion is this: We do not know as of yet how chemicals can combine and create a life... The spark of life is as of yet unreplicated, and what consitutes it is still unknown. So your guess is as good as mine, however scientific evidence does point to a part of the brain that human beings have that allow them to imagine. But back to religion , it doesn't matter if you are or are not religious. The belifes that people have shape they way they exprence and understand life, not what they observe. I am pagan and i am very relgious, and openminded about diffrent ideas, however science trumps folk lore and relgion... But there are still questions science cannot answer such as how can a few chemicals create a living cell and that cell instincitvely know (menaing it has knowledge) how to create any life. That still is a mystery. ;)
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Victor Valentour
Posted almost 2 years ago
Which is the most special ability present within humans?
There is a single part of our nuerobiology (brain) that only human beings have that controls our ability to imagine and the expanded frontal cortex that also has to do with imagination and higher procesings that we (human beings) only have... What you are talking about seems to be animals and their adaptation to diffrent situations. "The ability to think things that aren't true is the ability to imagine a realtiy that doesn't exist... " your simply just restating what i said there..... : | the ability to think has been observed in animals. We are not the only thing that has an affinity for cognition. That is a well established fact. I didn't say think, i said imagine.
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Victor Valentour
Posted almost 2 years ago
What's one lesson you find super compelling?
I like to think that we are what we believe and percieve, and those beliefs are based on our exprences which in turn have helped to shape our cognitons and even the coordiantion of neurons in our brains. Words and beliefs of others are nothing short of useless when your using your own person views as a refrence for the rest of society. Your speaking on the atrocities of war and using that as a schema for the rest of society... Do you think man's innate nature is to be cruel? And what your saying is kinda hard to understand, as it jumps in to topics that have nothing to do with one another and what society are you talking about all societies on Earth or a single one? And waht does dropping bombs on a village have to do with linguistics?
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Victor Valentour
Posted almost 2 years ago
What motivates you more, love or fear? Why?
I can't really answer that with the given options. I a person can be motivated by many diffrent things at one time. Lust, love, joy, sorrow, anger. One emotion or feeling doesn't really speak for all of the factors that motivate an individual. If I was relgious I would say I am motivated by my love of god, but then again I would be motivated also by a fear of hell. I think the two emotions are synonymous with each other in terms of motivation. What would motivate me not to cheat on my spouse (if i had one lol) would be love, but also the fear of getting caught.
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Victor Valentour
Posted almost 2 years ago
Which is the most special ability present within humans?
The ability to imagine. Right now if I told you to imagine a bright red bird flying across your computer monitorout of view and then reappearing, making it's way out of the screen to stand errect and walk around on what ever flat surface is before you; you would be able to do so. There is no other lifeform on Earth that, scientifically, has been proven to be able to access the prefrontal cortex to do what you just did.