View Full Version : What can we say about the human mind ?

03-17-16, 10:12 AM
The human mind is a 'thing' designed to know and then to behave morally.
It's not a 'thing' designed to know 'stuff'.
Morality is the prime directive of mind.
If one chooses not to furnish the mind with morality - the mind (your own mind) will reject you.
The purpose of mind (and life ...since... mind represents our highest evolutionary property) is ... simply ... to know the difference between right and wrong.

03-17-16, 10:13 AM
So why do we have so much disease, discomfort, displeasure in the world ?
See above.

03-17-16, 10:43 AM
I think the human mind is the result of the human cognitive system and the human cognitive system is part of the human body. The human body is just a thing. Just an object.

What makes you think it's so different to other objects and why should it have morality when we don't expect a fungus or a cactus to have morality?

I'm not denying that humans think about morality and use their concept of morality to guide their actions but I think the ability to reason morally is just one of the tools created by evolution just as the rest of our body. It's not a fundamental property of the human mind.

Ignore me. I don't think I'm making sense. I need to think about this more.

03-17-16, 02:53 PM
It's the killer idea.

The human mind was meant to be a tool for grasping morality.

Instead human beings filled their heads with all sortsa' nonsense.

And it did rather show.

03-17-16, 03:09 PM
Meant by whom?

03-17-16, 03:52 PM
The mind's (evolutionary) purpose.

Imagine a caveman finding a computer and then using it to club animals onto his dinner plate.

The mind emerged without a manual.

We were supposed to work it out, and work it out we spectacularly failed to do.