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R U Human?

A reconstructed Neanderthal at the State Museum of Prehistory in Halle, Germany

 

 What is it that makes us “human”?

Science is blurring the lines between humans and other species. Maybe we’re not the pinnacle of Creation after all.

Toronto author Alanna Mitchell explores the question of what makes us “human” in the following article, published in The United Church Observer. This is a magazine of “Faith, Justice and Ethical Living”.

http://www.ucobserver.org/features/2014/07/human_myth/#idc-container

 

 

Language

Coffee mug wisdom

Coffee mug wisdom

“Humans respond reliably not to information, but to meaning.

Not to knowledge, but to understanding.

The imperative is this:

Tell me if you must, but also show me; this is the ancient way of animals.”

Alanna Mitchell in her book, “Dancing at the Dead Sea”, page 219