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Poll: Have people really changed throughout history?

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    Re: Have people really changed?

    I agree that our primitive nature is the same as always. We will continue to search for "sex, security, and social validation" in order to express ourselves, however there has been more added to the human nature throughout time.

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    Re: Have people really changed?

    Depends on the scale of resolution. At the widest scale, we haven't really changed. Still the same biological humans with the same biological needs. The more you narrow in the more you see the change. There's probably a point as well where going in further starts to reduce observable change as motivations go back to being basic biological requirements as well as other social and individualistic motivations like family and power.
    Those who do not respond to reason can not be conquered by it.

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    Re: Have people really changed?

    Compare a person born in a wild jungle during prehistoric times to a person born in the modern era. Their way of understanding defers because of the change in civilization and thinking process. When people, or any living creature for that fact, has been set to thrive at an environment it has been given but cannot survive in, it is due to adapt. our way of thinking and understanding our setting, our past, our present, who we are and what we accomplish has not been an ideal set of questions being asked a few centuries, even decades ago. where we are and how we choose to reply and contribute to a conflict can prove that we humans have changed. we ponder things differently, we communicate differently and we understand differently because of who we were before. It shapes us but it doesn't take over who we are as ourselves because we truly define ourselves through how we contribute to our set environment.

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    Re: Have people really changed?

    I believe the question is not specific enough....really changed in what way? it would be better if it was more specific becoz it makes it harder to debate properly.

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    Re: Have people really changed?

    In what way? Just generally?
    A divided minority will always beat a divided majority.

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    Re: Have people really changed?

    People as a group have not changed. We keep repeating mistakes and react basically the same to almost everything. People as individuals have changed.
    It is not our abilities in life that show who we truly are; it is our choices. Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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    Re: Have people really changed?

    Quote Originally Posted by ladykrimson View Post
    People as a group have not changed. We keep repeating mistakes and react basically the same to almost everything. People as individuals have changed.
    Yeah...I like that comment to an extent. But even "people as a group" have made significant changes.

    Humans have made great strides towards becoming civilized...and are getting much closer to that goal. I, for one, hope we make it.

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    Re: Have people really changed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Apisa View Post
    Yeah...I like that comment to an extent. But even "people as a group" have made significant changes.
    Agreed.
    But depending on what we mean by "change", humans as a whole are changing. We are or are about to become homo-evolutis. We are more and more taking control of evolution. We are beginning to implant electronics in the human body. All of human knowledge is now available at our fingertips.

    On the other hand basic human "needs" have changed little, so anything to do with that changes little. Our fearful nature seems in tact as well. We need to be in groups/social to stay alive, but other groups we distrust. Our greed, lust, and basically the need to be the "center if the universe", I think has not changed much, if at all....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Apisa View Post
    Humans have made great strides towards becoming civilized...and are getting much closer to that goal. I, for one, hope we make it.
    Also agreed. It would be a shame to have come so far and then do ourselves in.

    Life so far, seems quite scarce (save earth), I would like to think we could leave a positive presence in the universe....

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    Re: Have people really changed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Apisa View Post
    Yeah...I like that comment to an extent. But even "people as a group" have made significant changes.

    Humans have made great strides towards becoming civilized...and are getting much closer to that goal. I, for one, hope we make it.
    I do, as well. I just wish we could dispense with racial division, intolerance, religious fanaticism, and political correctness.

    Edit: and spammers.
    It is not our abilities in life that show who we truly are; it is our choices. Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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    Re: Have people really changed?

    Quote Originally Posted by ladykrimson View Post
    I do, as well. I just wish we could dispense with racial division, intolerance, religious fanaticism, and political correctness.

    Edit: and spammers.
    Especially the spanners. That viagra salesman is getting to be a major pain in the butt!

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