Who liked Philosophy courses?

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I did, but one of my professors was a psycho!
 

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I did, but one of my professors was a psycho!
I took one philosophy course at NYC Technical College. I did not like it. I think I got a C in the course.
 

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I think the Indian professor (a woman) liked me secretly - but she was an older lady - but I was in my upper 30s, though.
 

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She secretly liked you or so you think.
 

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She secretly liked you or so you think.
Well, she bends over backwards for me, isn't uncomfortable with me in her office, asks me to be a Facebook friend without my invitation.
 

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I understand why you enjoyed the course.
 

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I'd enjoy studying philosophy some day, if I could find an overview written for average people. I've had philosophical thoughts where I sense afterwards that they must already be a part of some philosophical viewpoint, but when I try to check out the subject I'm always bored to tears.

One recurring thought is wondering whether emotions are a requirement for human evolution or a byproduct …

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I'd enjoy studying philosophy some day, if I could find an overview written for average people. I've had philosophical thoughts where I sense afterwards that they must already be a part of some philosophical viewpoint, but when I try to check out the subject I'm always bored to tears.

One recurring thought is wondering whether emotions are a requirement for human evolution or a byproduct …

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Each person is a spirit. The spirit lives within each of us. Our emotional side is connected to our spirit not evolution or some philosophical idea.
 

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One recurring thought is wondering whether emotions are a requirement for human evolution or a byproduct …
Vulcans have no emotion. ;)

Each person is a spirit. The spirit lives within each of us. Our emotional side is connected to our spirit not evolution or some philosophical idea.
Some animals have human-like emotions, like dogs and to some degree, cats. Do they have a spirit?
 

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I'd enjoy studying philosophy some day, if I could find an overview written for average people. I've had philosophical thoughts where I sense afterwards that they must already be a part of some philosophical viewpoint, but when I try to check out the subject I'm always bored to tears.

One recurring thought is wondering whether emotions are a requirement for human evolution or a byproduct …͏
I would say evolution selected for emotions, otherwise we wouldn't be emotional. There must have been some advantage to having emotions. For example, parents who love their children, will be protective of them, increasing the probability that those children will survive to reproduce. That's of course how traits come to be prevalent...when those who have some trait have an advantage over those who do not.
 
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Vulcans have no emotion. ;)



Some animals have human-like emotions, like dogs and to some degree, cats. Do they have a spirit?
Animals do not have a spirit. No biblical prove.
 

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Animals do not have a spirit. No biblical prove.
How do you define "spirit?" If it is something supernatural, then please ignore this question, as I'm not interested in anything without evidence.
 
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Animals do not have a spirit. No biblical prove.
This is like the argument about the US constitution. If it's not implicitly allowed, then is it OK?

So with the Bible, I'd say on matter where the Bible is silent, we don't really know. Anyway, the Bible is against animal cruelty (kosher laws etc.), so I'm thinking God is concerned about animals.
 

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This is like the argument about the US constitution. If it's not implicitly allowed, then is it OK?

So with the Bible, I'd say on matter where the Bible is silent, we don't really know. Anyway, the Bible is against animal cruelty (kosher laws etc.), so I'm thinking God is concerned about animals.
The spirit is the force or energy that dead bodies no longer have.