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How did human emotions/thoughts/personality evolve from the Big Bang?

Since our clever scientists on AIt have decided that we are 'glorified' bacteria that evolved from the Big Bang - at what stage did we 'grow' emotions/personality/psychology in general? I'm not saying you are WRONG, I am merely asking...

Puritan, emotions etc. in general then...
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dogs have emotions too. dolphins , whales etc as well. all animals do. it is given by god. not evolution.

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Like fully bru,that's a heavy question for a Wednesday morning...

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The thing I do not understand about the 'everything from a single cell' theory is what was the point? So that we can ask and answer q's on the internet amongst other trivialities like eating with forks and knives? And where does survival of the fittest come in, wouldn't single cell organism be better suited at survival than anything else? Just look at bacteria. Bacteria dont get aids

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I posted a series on Creation vs Evolution on my blog this morning, addressing similar stuff. The one post deals with about 15 different subjects. As for the differance between us and animals, they have instincts that drive them, we have emotions.

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we are immersed in evolution and this process will continue long after our demise.

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Sorry Metis, there's no way that I am just a glorified bacteria, but I will admit there's nothing like a good bang to bring out the emotions in people.

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Good question. Like man, hay rocks they are cool and survive far better than other live forms. And yes bacteria viruses and cockroaches are real good strong survivors as well. The theory is that some cells got chomped by some cells a bit bigger than them. Then the smaller cells got together and formed a club to defend against bigger cells. Think jelly fish. They are 4 separate types combining to make one entity i.e. jelly fish. Now perhaps the viruses and bacteria (and DNA codes or even single atoms??) decided that they need bigger better protection?? And thus evolved into higher life forms and then into monkeys apes and then man. But now man is a real danger to all life forms including himself? A bit pointless. Unless we can snap out of our current evolutionary cycle and evolve into something better? Perhaps a nuclear winter will force those changes?

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We evolved from a single cell without a nervous system to complex beings with nervous system. As far as empathy goes, we have the intelligence to imagine ourselves in a certain predicament, or have experienced it before and can relate. Personality is really shaped during pregnancy up to four years old, and some aspects of personality could even be genetic.

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Good Q, I will read saamprater's blog. Puritian, where is that prove, that emotions was created? No opinions, big boy.he he. I think it comes from within, like instincts, that what comes naturally, like lust for instance. Wink wink I also said before genes are predispositional, not predeterminal. In laymans term, emotion are not inhereitable (Spelling, forgive me), but influence our perception of things indirectly, but rationality is what keeps it there. Glorified bacteria? Single cell orgamism? No man, then logically speaking there shouldnt be any left, since 4.45 billion years is a lot of time not to evolve, and not to be selected, no wonder they are making us sick, they are angry! Wonder why there still is bacteria? Maybe the glorified scienists can reveal that.

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How can we come from single cell organisms? Well, the same way that those single cell organisms came from gasses and elements present on earth, which by the way had no life properties at all. Check this out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller–Urey_experiment and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abiogenesis Paddington you ask what's the point? That's where your line of thought is wrong. There is no point! There is no ultimate goal, or purpose for it all happening. There's no predetermined goal or finish line. It's all about chance, right conditions and then once life began...survival. What do we all have in common with every single living thing on Earth? We all want to survive thus we need to consume, convert to energy and then we excrete that which we don't need or have used. Once common purpose and that's to survive and reproduce. Yeah sure we're more evolved but in the end if you break it down it really comes down to those simple points. People keep asking "why, and what's the point", but by asking that you automatically imply that there's a predetermined purpose, which in turn implies that a decision was made, and then due to that that there was something/someone that made that decision. By doing that you're looking at this from a creationist point of view and thus won't understand it since you refuse to see it for what it truly is. Simple fact...if the Earth was a bit further away from the sun, or closer...we wouldn't have been here. And if we were, we might have been very much different from what we are now. For all we know, we could still have been bottom feeders. The galaxy is big my friends, and I asked you the other day whether or not you think that there's life out there other than us and you all said yes. I agree, in the sense that mathematically speaking, the chances are good that there's another planet, the right distance from a star to support life...with the right elements present to form that basic life which is needed to start the process. What is emotion? It's part of a survival instinct. Love makes you defend your young (reproduction), anger (defend your food), sadness (when fond of something, chemicals in the brain gets released which gets you hooked like you're on drugs, when that stimulus isn't there anymore you literally go on a downer which makes you feel the opposite of happy, which is sad), happy is the opposite of sad etc. So a lot of emotion is due to instinctive behavior and the "feeling" associated with it.

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Thanks Metis, I'm terribly pleased that you're not saying that we're WRONG. Open minds are always appreciated. Now - strictly speaking, the Big Bang was merely the moment when the universe came into being, 14.5 billion years ago. Everything in the universe and all the so-called "laws"that govern everything (gravity, light, electromagnetism, time etc) began to exist. Evolution in a human, planet Earth sense is a completely different process. In order to understand how we "grew" into the humans we are today you have to understand what evolution is. Evolution is a process that results in heritable (inheritable, passed on) changes in a population (not individuals) spread over many generations. Evolution is happening all around us, all the time - for example bacteria that used to be killed by antibiotics have evolved resistance to antibiotics and now we have these flesh-eating superbugs. In the 4 billionyears that the Earth has been around there has been a lot of bacterial evolution. A random genetic mutation can mean a survival advantage, which means that that little change is passed on, and passed on, and passed on, and all the changes accumulate. All of this evolution has a very simple proof - DNA. All living things on earth share DNA. We are all made of the same genetic codes, from bacteria to trees to bees to fleas to Figjam. Answering when we as humans became "self-aware" is more difficult. Are cockroaches self-aware? They fight to survive and breed, but do they do this consciously or is it instinct? Are dogs self-aware; do they realise that they are alive? Dogs certainly display emotions and intelligence. Just not as complex as humans. In an evolutionary sense, intelligence offers obvious survival advantages, so it's not very difficult to imagine how pre -humans gradually evolved from instinctive thought into conceptual intelligence. If 2 clever people breed, that genetic trait of intelligence is usually passed on. If those smart kids breed with other smart kids, whose kids breed with smart kids whose smart kids breed with really smart kids.......over millions of years? Thats how we evolved into humans.

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So, according to Scrote's logic, if really stupid people breed with really stupid people, and their kids breed with the kids of really supid people (and this continues for many many generations - billions of years...) then the result would be people who believe in all this evolution and big bang garbage?

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That's exactly the logic Conveyancer - how do you think you came into being? Or did God just create you stupid and arrogant? The evidence for evolution and the Big bang is all around you. Please educate yourself before you call it garbage.

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Well we had such a hell of a fright, we just did what we had to do. Instinctively!

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