Thursday, October 10, 2013

The thinking ape

What if wonder, speculation, rumination, search for meaning,
philosophy, religion and such pursuits
are byproducts of our ability to talk.

Humans are talking apes.
Language has evolved from vocalizations during our evolution in Africa
and it proved to be a useful ability during our hunts.

With language came then all the useless questions
that were mixed with those that were useful.
Where do we come from and where are we heading?
How was the world created?
Has it always existed?
What is right and what is wrong?
How are we to live?
Will we live on somewhere after death?

And with language came also all the answers;
right answers, wrong answers, ridiculous answers,
lies, white lies, speculations,
slander, stories, fairy tales...