3. HUMAN BEING
The Human Being has evolved to a relatively high level of consciousness amplified by its nervous system and brain, developing the instrument of speech, and in turn the implement of internal speech called thought.
On earth, evolution has come to the human being at this point in time. Not an end, not the final destination, but the train of thought rests here for now. Consciousness has been amplified by an intricate blend of brain and nerves to the sound of speech. And so this idea arises.
Ken Wilber writes, "Where matter is favorable, life emerges; where life is favorable, mind emerges," and parenthetically adds, "where mind is favorable, Spirit emerges" (but we will touch upon that aspect of things later in the program).
And so we are the thinking animal, it's been said. Yes, we also are the tool-using animal, as 2001: A Space Odyssey emphasized, but our greatest tool is that verbal one. With it came communication between one another. Telling others how to use a tool could become the fashion.
But soon there came another kind of communication: thought. Now we could talk to ourselves, ruminate about a tool, maybe think of ways to improve that tool. Use our Mind tself as a tool.
There's not much more than that to say about this topic. Think about it.
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