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So many threads here that I thought it might be a little impossible to really go through them all.
So I say : what about love?
We feel that evolution comes down to an ability that has evolved from a previous ability...but what about the reason behind the evolution?
We are basically sedentary beings : we hold on to what works. But in all evolutions that we have verifiable evidence for, there is the evidence that someone 'loved' something enough to take something one step further.
We can see in our every day workings that we 'love' what we do, and so, put our spirit into that thing so as to take it to the next step. We become involved personally and be a part of that thing because something drives us.
We may have a home and a family and elderly parents and 'special needs' children that drives us onwards to make our life and 'their' lives better, because really, we are able to go that one step further to make it better for not only ourself, but for them also.
So what about the 'love' ?
It has been speculated that we came to our 'religious' beliefs about the dead through our dreams of the dead...that they were not really dead because we could still 'see' them, in our dreams, and hence, we saw that they lived on after they had departed. So, we care for the dead to ease our subconsciousness that we did what we could for them when they are gone.
If this is so, then what really could we imagine we could do for those that were alive?
What if the transformation of taking better care of our dead amended how better we could take care of our alive?
What if our love for those gone meant that we would treat our alive in a better way so as not to be disturbed by our dreams of the dead?
Don't forget that in all layers of society, there are all manner of peoples who play different parts in how a society works. While we can imagine a primitive lifestyle, with primitive beliefs and tools and ways of doing things, one real thing is apparent : our brain size has not changed over so many thousands of years. This can surely only mean that we definitely share the same emotions as our very primitive ancestors.
And we are fool enough to not take notice of the living animals around us? : we see how some interact, and how they do react when one of them has passed away.
So....what if the evidence that shows 'something' occuring actually comes down to how we perceive that 'thing' according to a modern day thought?
What if we looked at any evolutionary trait as being not just from a mistake or learning or understanding or discovery, but rather that 'we' felt more to make something be better than what it was?
What if we felt more about something that we went that extra step forward because we were inspired to go that extra step forward....It is not all to do with how we perceive ourself against our rival, but also how we are perceived among our own. And especially among those we love.

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Anybody have any thoughts on this? 229 Graham Hancock 18-Sep-03 14:27
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Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 157 Jim Alison 18-Sep-03 15:09
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 161 Jaimi 18-Sep-03 15:00
Regionalization of Early Humanity 172 Sully6 18-Sep-03 16:44
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 192 peterk 18-Sep-03 15:06
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 163 Nejc 18-Sep-03 15:22
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 153 Sphinx 18-Sep-03 15:27
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 116 peterk 18-Sep-03 15:40
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 237 Saorsa 18-Sep-03 15:46
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 250 peterk 18-Sep-03 16:10
Natural Born Readers 358 Sphinx 18-Sep-03 15:57
Re: Natural Born Readers 174 Dave Light 18-Sep-03 16:06
Re: Natural Born Readers 174 Curious 20-Sep-03 20:58
Climatic Change about 50,000 years ago 255 Curious 20-Sep-03 22:00
Sun activity 237 James 18-Sep-03 15:30
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 191 Ian Alex Blease 18-Sep-03 16:11
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 184 Mercury Rapids 18-Sep-03 16:38
Absolutely 204 Ian Alex Blease 22-Sep-03 16:26
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 223 wireloop 18-Sep-03 16:12
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 151 Dr. Sunil 18-Sep-03 16:14
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 217 Dr. Sunil 18-Sep-03 16:16
sorry 175 Dr. Sunil 18-Sep-03 16:18
The Day we Learnt to Think 201 Sphinx 18-Sep-03 16:19
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 239 Mercury Rapids 18-Sep-03 16:48
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 160 W. L. Nixon 18-Sep-03 17:57
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 185 Jaimi 18-Sep-03 18:23
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 235 Ararat Ogitrev 26-Sep-03 16:44
Here's my two cents worth 213 drak1 24-Sep-03 00:45
Our artifically created Genes are the answer 235 Mosachio 18-Sep-03 17:09
Re: Our artifically created Genes are the answer 203 Dave Light 18-Sep-03 17:27
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 232 M J Harper 18-Sep-03 18:26
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 196 Bent 18-Sep-03 18:36
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 299 David L 18-Sep-03 18:56
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 240 Diomede 18-Sep-03 18:56
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 247 Kees 18-Sep-03 20:46
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 153 Anne-Marie 18-Sep-03 21:05
Re: How does conventional sciences explain the turning on of human consciousness 153 Paul Mallon 19-Sep-03 16:54
Re: How does conventional sciences explain the turning on of human consciousness 221 Kees 19-Sep-03 17:31
Re: How does conventional sciences explain the turning on of human consciousness 162 Anne-Marie 21-Sep-03 21:09
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 164 NephraTari 18-Sep-03 22:13
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 217 Anne-Marie 19-Sep-03 08:05
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 172 Zosimos 18-Sep-03 22:20
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 224 M J Harper 19-Sep-03 00:01
You should write a book on this subject 168 IanScot 18-Sep-03 22:34
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 188 Zosimos 18-Sep-03 22:43
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 302 adequatedane 19-Sep-03 00:43
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 177 RichardC 19-Sep-03 00:14
In The Beginning - which one ? 194 Thirdwave 19-Sep-03 01:38
Re: In The Beginning - which one ? 207 Thirdwave 24-Sep-03 02:18
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 257 Sphinx 19-Sep-03 01:54
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 291 David L 19-Sep-03 17:22
Re: Just Thinking........ 181 justinbrown 19-Sep-03 02:56
Re: Just Thinking........ 233 Baggie 19-Sep-03 12:33
Re: Cool........ 237 justinbrown 20-Sep-03 03:54
Re: Cool........ 223 Baggie 20-Sep-03 10:16
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 219 maurie 19-Sep-03 03:05
Re: My Theology Says.......... 150 justinbrown 19-Sep-03 03:52
Re: I'm Hungry............. 157 justinbrown 20-Sep-03 04:30
What! 216 Sync 19-Sep-03 04:02
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 226 maurie 19-Sep-03 04:27
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 217 Sync 20-Sep-03 01:41
the momentous switch 198 trailmarker 19-Sep-03 10:03
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 239 Pete Clarke 19-Sep-03 10:06
Thanks Pete... 167 DPCrisp 19-Sep-03 11:23
Re: Thanks Pete... 234 Baggie 19-Sep-03 12:43
the truth of the matter 288 trailmarker 19-Sep-03 16:29
Re: the truth of the matter 224 Baggie 19-Sep-03 17:43
Argument from Design 208 DPCrisp 19-Sep-03 11:53
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 207 M J Harper 19-Sep-03 17:00
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 204 Jaimi 19-Sep-03 20:59
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 248 ken b 19-Sep-03 18:46
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 227 Graham Hancock 19-Sep-03 22:13
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Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 172 Ararat Ogitrev 26-Sep-03 15:35
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Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 227 OakeyDokey 19-Sep-03 23:05
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 171 OakeyDokey 19-Sep-03 23:17
the illusion of change - and the Neanderthal Question 220 John Grigsby 19-Sep-03 20:48
Re: the illusion of change - and the Neanderthal Question 165 Dominick Ohrbeck 19-Sep-03 22:05
Re: the illusion of change - and the Neanderthal Question 250 Baggie 19-Sep-03 23:42
Re: the illusion of change - and the Neanderthal Question 223 OakeyDokey 20-Sep-03 00:04
Dark Materials 180 Baggie 20-Sep-03 10:11
Re: the illusion of change - and the Neanderthal Question 165 Curious 20-Sep-03 20:27
Re: the illusion of change - and the Neanderthal Question 245 OakeyDokey 20-Sep-03 21:31
The "4th" brain: Prefrontal Lobes n/t 208 Dominick Ohrbeck 19-Sep-03 22:10
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 253 OakeyDokey 19-Sep-03 22:33
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 164 OakeyDokey 19-Sep-03 22:41
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 176 OakeyDokey 19-Sep-03 22:51
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 231 M J Harper 20-Sep-03 00:16
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 262 Bent 20-Sep-03 01:13
Egyption Mechanics 213 Sync 20-Sep-03 01:53
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 148 Claire 20-Sep-03 19:51
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 242 maurie 20-Sep-03 02:48
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 263 OneLove 20-Sep-03 04:24
What about love? 315 drew 20-Sep-03 17:44
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 182 JDB3fan 20-Sep-03 23:28
Prometheus,Fallen Angels,Adam and Eve 262 adequatedane 21-Sep-03 04:16
Re: Prometheus,Fallen Angels,Adam and Eve 222 Anne-Marie 21-Sep-03 21:16
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 231 banah 21-Sep-03 14:43
Forbidden Archeology 179 konuzion 21-Sep-03 18:30
Questioning the question. 232 konuzion 21-Sep-03 20:22
More fool me!. 146 konuzion 21-Sep-03 20:35
Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 231 Will2097 21-Sep-03 23:46
Civilized? 156 konuzion 22-Sep-03 00:25
Re: Civilized? 238 Will2097 22-Sep-03 06:41
Re: Civilized? 175 konuzion 23-Sep-03 00:59
Re: Civilized? 208 Will2097 23-Sep-03 09:03
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Re: Anybody have any thoughts on this? 188 Doug 22-Sep-03 22:13
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And bood to see you gack! 254 konuzion 23-Sep-03 23:12
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