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Post Reply At what point are we no longer "human."
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Posted 11/7/13
Ugh, I hate when people think this. Look, folks. We always will be human. It doesn't matter who you are, what you look like, how many body parts we remove and replace with a machine version, or what you do. We are a species of animals called homo sapiens or human. There's no such thing as "inhumane" unless it's an action done by another creature on this little planet we call Earth. I don't care what people say, and you could quote Webster's dictionary all you want, but deep down inside you know this to be true. Even the most indecent and despicable act is something we as a human species are capable of doing. Every animal is capable of doing it. We'll stop being human when we evolve into another species. The only thing special about our species is we are the last known of our genus. That's it.
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Posted 11/7/13
when we die
Posted 11/9/13
Genetic engineering to alter us into something else. No matter of crime can take away humanity as the human creature is capable of crime inherently.
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Posted 11/10/13
When we no longer make mistakes...I think...
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Posted 11/11/13
A philosopher called Derek Parfit would tell you that your question is of no importance :P
He doesn't mean that condescendingly, since he thinks about this kind of stuff all the time, what he means is that asking whether an individual is "human" or not is missing the point.

Every individual is different, and if you take all of human history into account, humanity already has a pretty broad spectrum of what we would consider human. Ghandi, Hitler, and everyone in between is human. But whether or not someone is human isn't what's important, I imagine you feel very differently about someone who bullied you in highschool, than you do about your parents. You approach each individual differently, take them for what they are, and treat them how you think they ought to be treated.

For instance, if a magic rock showed up at your door and asked if he could stay in your garden, it wouldn't matter that he's a rock, you know it would hurt his feelings to send him away and it would be cool to have a friend magic rock, so you let him stay :)

So if the question is about wondering where we draw the line in how we treat, care about, or understand an individual, I think trying to categorize individuals as human/not human doesn't help you very much. If you were wondering from a scientific perspective, I think the question is more relevant, but I wouldn't have any answers for you sorry.
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Posted 2/14/14
I wish I had robot arms and legs.
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Posted 2/14/14
Tell ya what, when I figure out how to go super saiyan and shoot kamehamehas, you will know that im no longer a human
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Posted 6/2/14
When did we start being "human"? Language is just a way to encode information in a transmittable and widely understandable way; a way to express our thoughts beyond ourselves. But if the information you are encoding changes without the code changing, which we have seen happen to every language since the beginning of time, then who's to say that when these hybrids come the definition of human doesn't change to them and those left behind are something completely different. The point is that you stop being human when the underlying definition of you changes, but since each person forms their own set of definitions you could have stopped being human ages ago, at least by someone else's standards. So the important thing is that no matter how you define this other existence if you can come to understand each other titles won't matter.
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Posted 6/5/14 , edited 6/5/14
For me, the definition of " human" is our conscience, our essence if you will... our body itself is a machine, for me bodies are just meat vehicles that drive our conscience around, if it's made of meat or metal is irrelevant in my opinion
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Posted 6/14/14
Never

Unless I guess you somehow become 100% robot
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Posted 6/15/14
The true question is will we be able to get or give respect to those that we consider to still be people on the whole, but they are not entirely human. As it stands with me right now animals are people too.
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Posted 6/15/14
when we become demons lol
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Posted 6/15/14
Well if you think about it, we name everything, we named our selves humans, its all based on appearance how we name things, but when it comes to "when are we not human" do we consider our selves "human" because we can communicate, think, have self awareness? if that was the case any creature that had/could do those things would be considered human. So I think that we're no longer human once we no longer appear to be "human" such as like what you were saying about the bird human hybrids, I don't think they would be human at that point. Going a bit off topic. that would bring up the matter of if they were still covered by "human rights". Being that we're the only organisms on this planet capable of this level of communication, its hard to say if we would end up allowing non human creatures that have the same level of communication to be under human rights.

(I don't believe In souls/spirits n such so this is just my personal view on this topic lol)
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Posted 6/15/14
I wonder... When?

What does human mean anyway?
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