Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Intelligence: A Prerequisite for Fear.

What should you be afraid of?
How does your body decide what it should
be afraid of?
Why should your body be afraid of it in the first place?

These are questions that perplex me currently. But actually you might ask why didn't I think of them before? Well, I was not oriented this way. I somehow believed intelligence had nothing to do with basic survivial until I asked my self these questions.

I am not saying that my previous route was completely wrong; rather fear could only have evolved after some threat was realized. Therefore some work of cognition had to be done in order to realize. I would have been in a better position to answer these question if I knew inside-out how a bacteria or any other cellular organism lives. What gives them the phenomenon of perception? How do they sense food, etc?

In hope of finding answers I have started a discussion thread here.
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