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What isthe wild state of the human being? Unadulterated with the trappings of language, culture, and technology; what would we be like, how?

would we live our lives?

5 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    It would certainly be extreme.. without (trappings of) a reasonable extent 

    of language, culture & technology.

    Would the brutish or savage people really be willing to defend their own-

    worse-case-scenario against outsiders & foreigners?

    A case can obviously be made in favour of either which way.

    We now it seems have the benefit of looking subjectively

    at history^ & asking Do we have enough good language (=

    do we need more education like Philosophy-of-language

    for instance ?) Do we want to see our culture diluted with

    foreign immigrants & workers ? 

    Do we want more & more technology to take over & do manual

    jobs ? Do we want more technology to control the freedom

    that humans have now ?

    What we do know objectively is that past peoples -Mankind-

    past peoples very much like us would likely NOT HAVE 

    MADE THE ENVIRONMENTAL, emergent (Emergency) 

    MISTAKES that have become our human burden..

    So under the "twin banners" of Progress-in-knowledge &

    of progress-of-Philosophy (as one current part or established

    sector of modern knowledge) we have to decide.. WAS IT WORTH IT ?

    And although the consensus could be sure enough that

    "it was" or "it is"....nevertheless that could change tomorrow,

    (in the present*).. "wisely or in the only adulterated reasonable way." 

    ^  especially see "historicist philosophy which COVERTLY

        or "inductively" seeks to push any subjective agenda for

        any-or-NO Aim (their own Individual  &/or their group

        state or status. E.g. any individual or President or any

        group of workers who don't want environmental protest

        to affect their work... with the subsequent "false dreams

        of job/income security" etcetera). 

     *  2020 A.D.

    Source(s): Training & coursework in the History of Ideas / Objective philosophy
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    • peter m
      Lv 6
      1 month agoReport

      If we have the will to help make a reasonably better environment with all the difficulties which surely lie ahead then we must try & accept that things CAN BE DIFFERENT for virtually
      all... yet Still be "good & worthwhile" for the billions of other folk Just-Like us in the same situation so to speak

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  • 1 month ago

    we can't separate one from the other.

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  • j153e
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The early forms of human being were, according to modern anthropology, rather like Hobbes' "nasty and brutish."  A Romantic fallacy was to project wishful thinking of "idyllic noble savages."  Only the "savage" part is now considered accurate.

    Experiments on modern humans, e.g. giving children two types of uniforms, etc., finds the formerly sociable humans swiftly dividing into armed camps.

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  • Liz
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Perhaps like the childlike people that H.G.Wells found when he time traveled - the Eloi's (spelling) 

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  • 1 month ago

    The 'trappings' (good word!) have changed us in ways that we now would do very badly without them.  The 'agricultural revolution' happened about 10,000 years ago, and for hundreds of thousands of years before that we traveled around in tribes, without language or civilization.  But even then we had technology that had taken thousands of years to develop.  Our bodies haven't really changed that much since our hunter-gatherer days.  We're still adapted to the same diet. 

    But I don't think modern man could survive in those conditions.  We have smaller muscles, less body hair, smaller teeth, etc.

    • peter m
      Lv 6
      1 month agoReport

      I think that modern man could adapt & survive in those early conditions. And I find it hard-to-believe that for all those thousands of years men & women in those tribes were "without language"... spoken language, of a possibly different kind. 

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