Religion (i’m using this term loosely) seems to be an underlying factor for most of societies. this is interesting because it appears as though on some level. Humanity seems to need a form of structure that gives explanation for how the world works around us. This includes science or any form of how people tend to try and observe and learn about the world, and make ways to understand it. The one thing we haven’t been able to explain is why this need for knowledge is constantly a force within the human mind.


3 thoughts on “Knowledge necessary for Humans?

  1. I think you make an interesting point. Humans always have that underlying desire to be morally lead by something, to have a purpose and I think it could simply be because being told what to do is easier. We are more comfortable working with given guidelines and being told what will lead to a morally “good life” or “blessed afterlife”.

    As for why humans have this constant need for knowledge, I think it is because knowledge is what gives us hierarchy over the other animals of the earth. While we want to be morally lead (as with religion), physically, humans have that internal drive to be leaders. With knowledge, we talk, write, build fire and technologically evolve. Animals do not. Fire (or knowledge), gives us physical power over the other living creatures of the Earth. Therefore, in the creation stories, this concept of how we gained this power must be addressed.

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  3. I’d say that humans seem to be constantly on a quest for information because we are born with so little of it. We don’t come into life with any handbook or explanation about why we are here or what we are to do in life and so people search for one through some sort of religion or science or anything that can offer us guidance. I think people want that sort of guidance because soon enough in their lives they realize that their life will end and so they want to be sure that they use their limited time wisely. However they are unsure of how to do so without having some sort of principal to strive, a principle that a belief systems could provide.

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