…thus he hates himself. The only cognitively important difference between animals and man is that he has a more advanced speech processor, and oversized reasoning capacity- and some animals are contendors in the brain size aspect.
Yes humans are ‘special’… yet so is every other life form on earth.
Hufschmid must have had some bad experiences as a child or perhaps has that lack of empathy associated with the sociopath.
Anyone who has ever spent time with animals know that they feel intense emotions, they do think, and have unique individual personalities.
Only the very emotionally and spiritually distant, or those under the influence of some evil belief system could think such as Hufschmid relays in the quoted passage below.
Perhaps the same way of thinking permeates the elites, only they think of all humans as ‘biological robots’.
I pity Eric Hufschmid. He clearly is missing out on an essential part of the human experience, our critical connection to the natural world through our non-human friends.
Animals are biological robots that have no desires or thoughts. They neither enjoy life, nor dislike life. They have no leisure activities, either. Everything animals do has a very important reason for it. For example, we assume that whales are “playing” and “having fun” when they jump out of the water, but animals don’t “have fun”. All of their behavior that we interpret as “playfulness” or as “leisure activities” developed for a very serious reason simply because the competitive struggle for life does not permit frivolous qualities. Animals have only the qualities that are truly necessary for their survival and reproduction. (I have more about this concept in Part_3 of my Dumbing Down series.)