What's the origin of the human race,and it's destiny,if there's one?

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#1 Posted by GreekGameManiac (6439 posts) -

Really,have you wondered that?

#2 Posted by DavesAlt (950 posts) -
At times.
#3 Posted by CreasianDevaili (4187 posts) -
We learn about the origin of the human race while in school, as a youngin. Our destiny is 8 hour work days.
#4 Posted by WolfattheDoor34 (3278 posts) -
our destiny is to learn the difference between "it's" and "its" and then to die
#5 Posted by FMAB_GTO (14385 posts) -
There is a destiny,which is to build a happy and peaceful human society for everyone.
#6 Posted by charizard1605 (60876 posts) -
Sex and sex.
#7 Posted by dragonfly110 (27076 posts) -

We were created a few thousand years ago by god to follow his word obviously.

#8 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
Homo sapiens sapiens is an evolutionary branch of Homo erectus. Our destiny has been fulfilled as we have the power to counteract and direct evolutionary processes.
#9 Posted by dragonfly110 (27076 posts) -

Homo sapiens sapiens is an evolutionary branch of Homo erectus. Our destiny has been fulfilled as we have the power to counteract and direct evolutionary processes.Zeviander

Evolution's just a theory dude.

#10 Posted by Pffrbt (6596 posts) -

No.

#11 Posted by charizard1605 (60876 posts) -

[QUOTE="Zeviander"]Homo sapiens sapiens is an evolutionary branch of Homo erectus. Our destiny has been fulfilled as we have the power to counteract and direct evolutionary processes.dragonfly110

Evolution's just a theory dude.

So is gravity. Damn, I guess it's nothing but God's will holding me on to the earth.
#12 Posted by dragonfly110 (27076 posts) -

[QUOTE="dragonfly110"]

[QUOTE="Zeviander"]Homo sapiens sapiens is an evolutionary branch of Homo erectus. Our destiny has been fulfilled as we have the power to counteract and direct evolutionary processes.charizard1605

Evolution's just a theory dude.

So is gravity. Damn, I guess it's nothing but God's will holding me on to the earth.

I'm glad you've seen the light my brother.

#13 Posted by charizard1605 (60876 posts) -

[QUOTE="charizard1605"][QUOTE="dragonfly110"]

Evolution's just a theory dude.

dragonfly110

So is gravity. Damn, I guess it's nothing but God's will holding me on to the earth.

I'm glad you've seen the light my brother.

I am a creature of the night. I am the harbinger of knowledge. I am the hero you all deserve, but not the one you need right now. So you will hunt me, because I can take it. Because I'm not just a hero. I'm a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight.
#14 Posted by dragonfly110 (27076 posts) -

[QUOTE="dragonfly110"]

[QUOTE="charizard1605"] So is gravity. Damn, I guess it's nothing but God's will holding me on to the earth.charizard1605

I'm glad you've seen the light my brother.

I am a creature of the night. I am the harbinger of knowledge. I am the hero you all deserve, but not the one you need right now. So you will hunt me, because I can take it. Because I'm not just a hero. I'm a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight.

Get that weak crap away from me...You've merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was a man and by then it was only blinding!

#15 Posted by charizard1605 (60876 posts) -

[QUOTE="charizard1605"][QUOTE="dragonfly110"]

I'm glad you've seen the light my brother.

dragonfly110

I am a creature of the night. I am the harbinger of knowledge. I am the hero you all deserve, but not the one you need right now. So you will hunt me, because I can take it. Because I'm not just a hero. I'm a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight.

Get that weak crap away from me...You've merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was a man and by then it was only blinding!

Are you afraid? Now is not the time for fear... that comes later.
#16 Posted by MrGeezer (56983 posts) -

Really,have you wondered that?

GreekGameManiac
Yep. Then I realized that nearly all of the species which have ever existed are long-extinct. Yet, life on Earth seems to be doing just fine. And I don't give a **** about all of the species which met with extinction, even though such extinctions paved the way for the existence of our own species. The bottom line is that everything dies, and rarely do the survivors give a flying **** about those who either paved the way for progress. That's how life works. You aren't special. Neither is the dodo bird, neither is the velociraptor, neither is your mother or my daughter or that other dude's wife. Everything dies, and over a long enough time frame becomes becomes either forgotten and/or completely irrelevant. That's just as true for humanity as it is for the coral reefs and the brontosaurus.
#17 Posted by CreasianDevaili (4187 posts) -
So... is this some sort of bedroom domination fantasy or something?
#18 Posted by dragonfly110 (27076 posts) -

[QUOTE="dragonfly110"]

[QUOTE="charizard1605"] I am a creature of the night. I am the harbinger of knowledge. I am the hero you all deserve, but not the one you need right now. So you will hunt me, because I can take it. Because I'm not just a hero. I'm a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight.charizard1605

Get that weak crap away from me...You've merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was a man and by then it was only blinding!

Are you afraid? Now is not the time for fear... that comes later.

Boy, you're in for a show tonight, son.

#19 Posted by charizard1605 (60876 posts) -
So... is this some sort of bedroom domination fantasy or something?CreasianDevaili
No... it's about rising above your fears. To strike first in others, you must first conquer your own.
#20 Posted by charizard1605 (60876 posts) -

[QUOTE="charizard1605"][QUOTE="dragonfly110"]

Get that weak crap away from me...You've merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was a man and by then it was only blinding!

dragonfly110

Are you afraid? Now is not the time for fear... that comes later.

Boy, you're in for a show tonight, son.

This great city... it will endure.
#21 Posted by dragonfly110 (27076 posts) -

So... is this some sort of bedroom domination fantasy or something?CreasianDevaili

Yep, little known fact but the heavenly father was actually into kinky S&M.

#22 Posted by dragonfly110 (27076 posts) -

[QUOTE="dragonfly110"]

[QUOTE="charizard1605"]Are you afraid? Now is not the time for fear... that comes later.charizard1605

Boy, you're in for a show tonight, son.

This great city... it will endure.

We both know that I now have to kill you. You'll just have to imagine the fire!

#23 Posted by The__Kraken (858 posts) -

Everything that has lived has experienced death, and everything that will ever live shall experience death. Our destiny is to die.

#24 Posted by dragonfly110 (27076 posts) -

Everything that has lived has experienced death, and everything that will ever live shall experience death. Our destiny is to die.

The__Kraken

I actually don't plan on doing that one.

#25 Posted by charizard1605 (60876 posts) -

[QUOTE="charizard1605"][QUOTE="dragonfly110"]

Boy, you're in for a show tonight, son.

dragonfly110

This great city... it will endure.

We both know that I now have to kill you. You'll just have to imagine the fire!

You've made a serious mistake.
#26 Posted by dragonfly110 (27076 posts) -

[QUOTE="dragonfly110"]

[QUOTE="charizard1605"]This great city... it will endure.charizard1605

We both know that I now have to kill you. You'll just have to imagine the fire!

You've made a serious mistake.

I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss. I see the lives for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy. I see that I hold a sanctuary in their hearts, and in the hearts of their descendants, generations hence. It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.

#27 Posted by charizard1605 (60876 posts) -

[QUOTE="charizard1605"][QUOTE="dragonfly110"]

We both know that I now have to kill you. You'll just have to imagine the fire!

dragonfly110

You've made a serious mistake.

I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss. I see the lives for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy. I see that I hold a sanctuary in their hearts, and in the hearts of their descendants, generations hence. It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.

A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders, to let him know the world hadn't ended.
#28 Posted by dragonfly110 (27076 posts) -

[QUOTE="dragonfly110"]

[QUOTE="charizard1605"] You've made a serious mistake.charizard1605

I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss. I see the lives for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy. I see that I hold a sanctuary in their hearts, and in the hearts of their descendants, generations hence. It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.

A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders, to let him know the world hadn't ended.

I must sleep now, I give you my humble applause.

#29 Posted by charizard1605 (60876 posts) -

[QUOTE="charizard1605"][QUOTE="dragonfly110"]

I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss. I see the lives for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy. I see that I hold a sanctuary in their hearts, and in the hearts of their descendants, generations hence. It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.

dragonfly110

A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders, to let him know the world hadn't ended.

I must sleep now, I give you my humble applause.

Goodbye, Alfred.
#30 Posted by CreasianDevaili (4187 posts) -
One of the more colorful and entertaining derailments. Of course there didn't seem to be any tracks in the first place so..
#31 Posted by gamerguru100 (11097 posts) -

Homo sapiens sapiens is an evolutionary branch of Homo erectus. Our destiny has been fulfilled as we have the power to counteract and direct evolutionary processes.Zeviander
LOL, you said erectus.

EDIT: LOL, you said homo erectus

#32 Posted by gamerguru100 (11097 posts) -

Everything that has lived has experienced death, and everything that will ever live shall experience death. Our destiny is to die.

The__Kraken
#33 Posted by bnarmz (1370 posts) -
No one really knows the origins of man but there is a whole lot of speculations about it. Or destiny will be a harder one to figure out because collectively most of the populace is at odds with each other. When we finally decide to act like a unit (like other species) we will easily have a prosperous future. With that said, If I could take a glimpse into the future right now, It would probably have no humans around,.... as they would have rendered themselves extinct through wars, poverty, and man made deseases. As of now I'm not really sure we deserve a future.
#34 Posted by GreekGameManiac (6439 posts) -

I think we may have been created for serving other's purposes,and higher lifeforms meddled with our DNA code made us what we are today..(cut from the link we had with the higher planes).

Or something else.

Our destiny is to perish.

Other than that,to overcome all the obstacles and reach enlightment and a divine form of being.

#35 Posted by tocool340 (20657 posts) -
No. I don't give a flying turd how we got here (I have my own theory and I'll stick to it anyways...) since no matter what the answer is, it will not change who and what I am nor do I care about destiny considering its "presence" has been rather vague and inconsistent.....
#36 Posted by Jazz_Fan (29516 posts) -
To fall asleep in the shower covered in your own c*m.
#37 Posted by Rhazakna (11022 posts) -
The origin is evolution, the destiny is extinction. Just like every other species on this rock.
#38 Posted by KC_Hokie (16099 posts) -
I believe in evolution yet believe there had to have been some spark from a supreme being. The odds of humans just existing are far too low.
#39 Posted by Rhazakna (11022 posts) -
I believe in evolution yet believe there had to have been some spark from a supreme being. The odds of humans just existing are far too low. KC_Hokie
The odds of any supreme being existing would then logically be far lower than the odds of humans existing.
#40 Posted by KC_Hokie (16099 posts) -
[QUOTE="KC_Hokie"]I believe in evolution yet believe there had to have been some spark from a supreme being. The odds of humans just existing are far too low. Rhazakna
The odds of any supreme being existing would then logically be far lower than the odds of humans existing.

Disagree. Intelligent life should be everywhere mathematically. It's not (at least so far).
#41 Posted by Rhazakna (11022 posts) -
[QUOTE="Rhazakna"][QUOTE="KC_Hokie"]I believe in evolution yet believe there had to have been some spark from a supreme being. The odds of humans just existing are far too low. KC_Hokie
The odds of any supreme being existing would then logically be far lower than the odds of humans existing.

Disagree. Intelligent life should be everywhere mathematically. It's not (at least so far).

That's a complete non-sequitor. You said the odds of humans existing is far too low. Humans are a complex species that has evolved over millions of years to suit our environment. Humans are material, consistent with the laws of physics, laws of logic and biology. A supreme being is an infinitely more complex entity, that is immaterial, outside of logic and biology doesn't apply to it. Which is less likely to exist? An evolved species of ape, or a cosmic supreme being that exists outside reality?
#42 Posted by GreekGameManiac (6439 posts) -

[QUOTE="KC_Hokie"][QUOTE="Rhazakna"] The odds of any supreme being existing would then logically be far lower than the odds of humans existing.Rhazakna
Disagree. Intelligent life should be everywhere mathematically. It's not (at least so far).

That's a complete non-sequitor. You said the odds of humans existing is far too low. Humans are a complex species that has evolved over millions of years to suit our environment. Humans are material, consistent with the laws of physics, laws of logic and biology. A supreme being is an infinitely more complex entity, that is immaterial, outside of logic and biology doesn't apply to it. Which is less likely to exist? An evolved species of ape, or a cosmic supreme being that exists outside reality?

You just don't understand.

#43 Posted by KC_Hokie (16099 posts) -
[QUOTE="Rhazakna"][QUOTE="KC_Hokie"][QUOTE="Rhazakna"] The odds of any supreme being existing would then logically be far lower than the odds of humans existing.

Disagree. Intelligent life should be everywhere mathematically. It's not (at least so far).

That's a complete non-sequitor. You said the odds of humans existing is far too low. Humans are a complex species that has evolved over millions of years to suit our environment. Humans are material, consistent with the laws of physics, laws of logic and biology. A supreme being is an infinitely more complex entity, that is immaterial, outside of logic and biology doesn't apply to it. Which is less likely to exist? An evolved species of ape, or a cosmic supreme being that exists outside reality?

Yea odds....we haven't even found life anywhere else let alone intelligent life.
#44 Posted by Rhazakna (11022 posts) -
[QUOTE="Rhazakna"][QUOTE="KC_Hokie"]Disagree. Intelligent life should be everywhere mathematically. It's not (at least so far).KC_Hokie
That's a complete non-sequitor. You said the odds of humans existing is far too low. Humans are a complex species that has evolved over millions of years to suit our environment. Humans are material, consistent with the laws of physics, laws of logic and biology. A supreme being is an infinitely more complex entity, that is immaterial, outside of logic and biology doesn't apply to it. Which is less likely to exist? An evolved species of ape, or a cosmic supreme being that exists outside reality?

Yea odds....we haven't even found life anywhere else let alone intelligent life.

Two non-sequitors in a row. What does the inability to find intelligent life have to do with the odds of humans existing vis-a-vis a god existing?
#45 Posted by KC_Hokie (16099 posts) -
[QUOTE="Rhazakna"][QUOTE="KC_Hokie"][QUOTE="Rhazakna"] That's a complete non-sequitor. You said the odds of humans existing is far too low. Humans are a complex species that has evolved over millions of years to suit our environment. Humans are material, consistent with the laws of physics, laws of logic and biology. A supreme being is an infinitely more complex entity, that is immaterial, outside of logic and biology doesn't apply to it. Which is less likely to exist? An evolved species of ape, or a cosmic supreme being that exists outside reality?

Yea odds....we haven't even found life anywhere else let alone intelligent life.

Two non-sequitors in a row. What does the inability to find intelligent life have to do with the odds of humans existing vis-a-vis a god existing?

"I'm not an atheist, and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see the universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws but only dimly understand these laws. Our limited minds grasp the mysterious force that moves the constellations." - Albert Einstein
#46 Posted by Necrifer (10629 posts) -

What?

Humans exist, guys!

#47 Posted by Rhazakna (11022 posts) -
[QUOTE="Rhazakna"][QUOTE="KC_Hokie"]Yea odds....we haven't even found life anywhere else let alone intelligent life. KC_Hokie
Two non-sequitors in a row. What does the inability to find intelligent life have to do with the odds of humans existing vis-a-vis a god existing?

"I'm not an atheist, and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see the universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws but only dimly understand these laws. Our limited minds grasp the mysterious force that moves the constellations." - Albert Einstein

And a third non-sequitor. You seem to be unable to discuss this topic coherently. Einstein didn't believe in quantum mechanics, so the idea that he can be quoted as some sort of infallible oracle whose every idea should be revered is absurd.
#48 Posted by KC_Hokie (16099 posts) -
[QUOTE="Rhazakna"][QUOTE="KC_Hokie"][QUOTE="Rhazakna"] Two non-sequitors in a row. What does the inability to find intelligent life have to do with the odds of humans existing vis-a-vis a god existing?

"I'm not an atheist, and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see the universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws but only dimly understand these laws. Our limited minds grasp the mysterious force that moves the constellations." - Albert Einstein

And a third non-sequitor. You seem to be unable to discuss this topic coherently. Einstein didn't believe in quantum mechanics, so the idea that he can be quoted as some sort of infallible oracle whose every idea should be revered is absurd.

Einstein believed in a superior being based on math and odds. Considering none of his theories have been disproved...so do I!
#49 Posted by Rhazakna (11022 posts) -
[QUOTE="Rhazakna"][QUOTE="KC_Hokie"]"I'm not an atheist, and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see the universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws but only dimly understand these laws. Our limited minds grasp the mysterious force that moves the constellations." - Albert Einstein KC_Hokie
And a third non-sequitor. You seem to be unable to discuss this topic coherently. Einstein didn't believe in quantum mechanics, so the idea that he can be quoted as some sort of infallible oracle whose every idea should be revered is absurd.

Einstein believed in a superior being based on math and odds. Considering none of his theories have been disproved...so do I!

Einstein has been wrong. He was wrong about quantum mechanics because of preconceived ideas, he also failed to create his "theory of everything that would rectify his worldview with the implications of QM. Also, even if none of his theories were disproven, his opinions on god are not theories, it's just how he sees the world. Saying "Einstein believed x, therefore I believe x" is the definition of an appeal to authority which is a fallacy,
#50 Posted by KC_Hokie (16099 posts) -

[QUOTE="KC_Hokie"][QUOTE="Rhazakna"] And a third non-sequitor. You seem to be unable to discuss this topic coherently. Einstein didn't believe in quantum mechanics, so the idea that he can be quoted as some sort of infallible oracle whose every idea should be revered is absurd.Rhazakna
Einstein believed in a superior being based on math and odds. Considering none of his theories have been disproved...so do I!

Einstein has been wrong. He was wrong about quantum mechanics because of preconceived ideas, he also failed to create his "theory of everything that would rectify his worldview with the implications of QM. Also, even if none of his theories were disproven, his opinions on god are not theories, it's just how he sees the world. Saying "Einstein believed x, therefore I believe x" is the definition of an appeal to authority which is a fallacy,

Einstein never disagreed with quantum mechanics just the semantics of it.

And yea, Einstein has never been dis-proven. I find that relevant.