Thursday, June 28, 2018

Philosophy Wire: Ants. Farming. Humans. Farming. So?


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2018-06-28]: Ants seem to have perfected farming 30 million years ago in the desert. [1] Farming is one of the main conquests of man, differentiating us from animals. But… Ants seem to have perfected farming 30 million years ago in the desert. Look down. And you will see what you want to become. Look up. And you will see what you want to become. Superiority lies not in what we achieve, but in acceptance and humiliation. Think. Do you just grow the plant? Or do you accept that someone cultivated you? It is easy to just admire the flowers. But it takes a lot to admit you are one yourself…

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