Monday, January 28, 2013

Triumphs of Modern Man = Triumphs of an Animal

Computers are much more efficient at doing intelligent albeit mechanical work. (Although they're stupid.) Computer is made of matter. Dead matter can do things our brain can do. But they cannot do something humans do.

Animals similarly are very efficient and utilitarian at doing things, notes Alija A Izetbegovic. They do things with a very refined sense of pattern, timing and precise execution to survive. They care about what's useful to them; following codes written for them by Allah. They're intelligent too in this sense. Although I can't say if they can think like us.

What they can't do is art and exercise spirituality. These two feature of humans are at least 70,000 years old, as proven by cave paintings of that era. Animals don't know about rituals, prohibitions, sacrifices, irrationality, etc. Unlike animals, computers don't have feeling and emotions. I believe animals have emotions.

There's another subtle difference that proves humans are different from animals. It is when humans behave worse than animals, as per Qur'an. A squirrel, after sensing danger, would never say, "Hey bro, let's check the fire out there." It would run for its life. Humans are negligent, animals hardly are.

There's a old story. Once all animals revolted against man and took their case to Allah. They complained that man is a usurper of their resources. Man in his defense recounted his brilliant technological achievements. For each of his inventions, an animal would produce a parallel  Spider would compare his complex web with man's ability make structures. Bees would show their water-tight organization to be equivalent to, if not unmatchable, organizational skills of humans. Similarly, man exhausted everything he had, from communication systems to mineral extraction capabilities.

In the end, man said that he was the only carrier and transmitter of Divine Grace on earth, and that if he is go down, earth will be emptied of that resource. At that this point, all animals surrendered to the superiority of humans. Consciousness, spirituality and art are the reasons for man's hegemony on earth.

Hence all these material achievements of modern man - technological and organizational - are accidental to his true nature and function. He has lost his centre and origion, as per Frithjof Schuon, from which he still cannot escape as it's deeply part of his soul. Therefore, this superiority is no superiority. Animals can now directly compete with him, and rebel against him just like modern man has rebelled against Heaven.


  1. That looks like a Donut to me,which makes me think of a Master Plan if I were the head of state of the former Soviet Union, Russia,I'd send young Russian harlots all over the world to DESTROY WEAK men when it comes to SEX and FEMALES.I used to Strengthen,Comfort and Encourage Reykjavik men at The 4th Cafe which is now as it happens a Pakistani Restaurant called Shalimar at Austurstraeti 4,where I worked drinking Coffee and serving the Cake with a Chat to them,which comes naturally to me being raised in mom's warm kitchen full of fun,friends,family and fun talk.But,if there are Russian harlots there tearing down what I built up,I'd like to know,of course I have thought up this Master Plan not a Russian leader,so I get the credit if these Russian harlots are in Reykjavik DESTROYING what occured to me in my everyday activly working life in my own hometown,maybe not for Russia to take over the world,that's just what I would do and use as a weapon of mass DESTRUCTION.

  2. “What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?”
    ― Henry David Thoreau, Familiar Letters

  3. Yeah... Our souls yearn for the peace, and above all for that lost home