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  1. I see what you're saying. I was thinking in the species where we can appreciate the expression of 'empathy' it would be all or nothing. So a chimp must have had that specific level of empathy from the start, as with other creatures and humans. I don't think empathy can come into existence, and then slowly develop to the level we have as humans today. I suppose at this point it has gotten too complicated for me. Will look into the cambrian explosion when I get a chance. Thank you!
  2. And I appreciate it. Interestingly, the first part of the lecture of tonight's muharram that I attended was about talking and challenging points of views different to the views held by oneself, and how that is beneficial for a human being's 'evolution' (and I don't mean evolution in the sense we are talking about at the moment). Anyway, this brings me to another question... so the demand for empathy comes into existence when it is necessitated by the change in a creature's environment, and so empathy is brought forth by that demand and evolves. Question is how does empathy get "installed" and eventually evolve in creatures? Through mutations of DNA as if empathy was a physical trait? Or did the creature's psyche bring empathy forth by the demand for it? I am still not convinced that any environment can force a creature to develop empathy out of necessity, rather empathy must have been there from the creature's initial creation as it is a trait necessary for that creature's existence. Also, empathy is sort of an all or nothing trait... not much to evolve. I guess that was sort of (unintentionally) a which came first - the chicken or the egg type of comment...
  3. Ok, case closed, assuming we don't take anything in context. My point was from an evolutionary standpoint, the creature that evolved into us humans would have been better off without empathy from a survival point of view, which is what evolution is based around. Your example does not apply in a creature with no empathy and no need to develop empathy to survive.
  4. Why the heck would humans evolve empathy, sure it may be beneficial for sentient beings but as animals why the heck would we care about anything besides our survival, empathy in no way facilitates or improves our well-being besides on a spiritual/emotional level, and definitely does not improve our survival. Without empathy we can raid and plunder all we want and satiate any animalistic need we want at will. Without empathy we would be something like the villains in the Walking Dead, which to 'animals' is the ideal life, you get what you want whenever you want from whoever you want. The Pharaohs of the past had the longest life expectancy, not the poor villagers. Humans can choose to be lower than animals or greater than angels, no other creature is capable of this and yet we still believe the 'theory' of evolution is fact although with the Earth's vast diversity in sea and land creatures, evolution hasn't produced a SINGLE other empathetic creature with free will similar to the human being. But then again we had people worshipping rocks, people believing the earth is flat... oh wait that's still happening...
  5. I am going to take off my hijab

    if you want to grow perhaps consider reflecting on the meaning of internal hijab and how that contrasts with external hijab, this may aid in facing your dilemma
  6. So much imperfect and wrong, yet we still live on. This guy will never see a cup half full.
  7. I wasn't alluding to fine-tuning. Thanks for the exchange =)
  8. Fun with Abu Hurairah

    I remember hearing this as a child, now I know where it came from... my poor great grandparents :'( May Allah curse the liars. I heard the story behind this growing up, and apparently, because he was modest, people made rumours of him having a skin disease and the children taunted him, so God ordered the stone to run away with his shirt while he was showering, and he ran after it naked in public and people saw he had no such disease and stopped making fun of that... but I don't see why they wouldn't have started making fun that a man was running around naked in public. :S
  9. That was a nice, first-time read, but one thing strikes me although it is a bit hard to put in words for me as I'm not the brightest guy out there, all of the examples that I looked through in the second link are examples that work within their own context, they can't function outside of its capacity or outside of what it is programmed to do. Evolution on the other hand seems to imply 'self-organization' of molecules/organisms/systems in a continuously changing manner; systems functioning outside of their context to beget other systems in order to adapt to whatever change is occurring. for example, So gravity pulled in an "earth" together (in our case miraculously with a perfect atmosphere and precise distance from the sun in a perfect orbit with precise rotational speed) , but how does that in of itself lead to self-organization of molecules on the earth to form higher life-forms? Would that not require a change in the nature of self-organization to something outside of its capacity?
  10. is bowing to someone major shirk?

    But if you're talking about the bowing, like in jiujutsu, where they basically do the same thing as sujood (hands and head on the floor), I am fairly certain that is not allowed even though it is just a sign of respect, though I don't have a reference handy.
  11. Totally agree... with these sort of situations you should find out what the family is like before even having your parents speak to them to save your parents the embarrassment :S
  12. The terms Shia and Ahlul-Sunna

    So if this is true, then the source of the term is muwawiyah l.a? Although many sunnis don't even respect him one bit but still proudly represent his label? Sigh
  13. That's fine, doesn't explain though how the sphere that results will have merged in such an organized fashion that sustains life as opposed to a chaotic and random pattern which we would expect to not yield anything of any significance. Great, mars is just like planet namek at the point when goku defeated frieza and escaped lol.
  14. No matter how hard I try I can never understand how atheists find this explanation plausible... so if I have an infinite amount of grenades and I throw them at random all around mount everest continuously for thousands of years, I will get a mini-earth sculpted out of that lump of rock? Rhetorical question.
  15. The terms Shia and Ahlul-Sunna

    I didn't ask to know who had what name first so that it would somehow prove who is right, I asked to know who bestowed those labels upon their people. If say a not so great person came up with the name Ahlul Sunnah Wal Jammah, that might go a long way for some people in reconsidering what they represent and stand for.