Line Between Animals and Humans

Line Between Animals and Humans

Postby dannypamu » 14 Jun 2012, 13:19

This month at erenlai magazine our focus has been on animals and their relationship with humans. We included 10 articles ranging from a variety of different topics. Here are links to three of them, the rest can be found on our main page. It would be nice to get a discussion going if there are point you don't agree on. :)

Please let us know what you think since we are always trying to improve.

Huang Zong-Hui, Professor of Languages and Literature at National Taiwan University discusses Kafka's 'Report to the Academy' and Roald Dahl's short story 'Pig' and how the concepts of anthropomorphism and zoomorphism function within literature to define the shifting boundaries between the human and the animal:

http://www.erenlai.com/index.php/en/focus/2012-focus/human-animals/5015-the-line-between-humans-and-animals-in-literature

Criticism of bullfighting and arguments against it:

http://www.erenlai.com/index.php/en/focus/2012-focus/human-animals/5025-the-dubious-qartq-of-bullfighting

Photostory documenting an alternative pet store in Taiwan where food is made to human standards:

http://www.erenlai.com/index.php/en/focus/2012-focus/human-animals/5026-pet-shop-boys

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Re: Line Between Animals and Humans

Postby Tigerman » 14 Jun 2012, 14:11

There's a line between humans and animals?
As it is, we seem to regard it as a positive objection to a reasoner that he has taken one side or the other. We regard it (in other words) as a positive objection to a reasoner that he has contrived to reach the object of his reasoning. We call a man a bigot or a slave of dogma because he is a thinker who has thought thoroughly and to a definite end.

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Re: Line Between Animals and Humans

Postby finley » 14 Jun 2012, 14:55

Tigerman wrote:There's a line between humans and animals?

Just what I was thinking :)

btw I hope this post won't be dismissed as spam. The articles on the website are interesting and well-written and I get the feeling it's a non-profit organisation.
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Re: Line Between Animals and Humans

Postby ceevee369 » 14 Jun 2012, 15:09

Tigerman wrote:There's a line between humans and animals?


In Dutch there is - as a proverb / comparison between both which the monks thaught us :D

"DierenRIJK" = The Kingdom of Animals ( Rijk - rich)
"MensDOM" = THE stupidity of Menkind ( Dom - Stupid)

There is even an FB page on this :lol:

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Re: Line Between Animals and Humans

Postby dannypamu » 14 Jun 2012, 15:30

Yes we are non-profit, just interested in discussion. The title might be a bit strange on reflection, hehe. In any case, if the post infringes any rules then please help me close it.
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Re: Line Between Animals and Humans

Postby jimipresley » 14 Jun 2012, 19:07

dannypamu wrote: if the post infringes any rules then please help me close it.

I don't have a problem with it.
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Re: Line Between Animals and Humans

Postby TheGingerMan » 15 Jun 2012, 00:24

Tigerman wrote:There's a line between humans and animals?

Surely, there are several.
I ain't been eaten yet.
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Re: Line Between Animals and Humans

Postby CraigTPE » 15 Jun 2012, 05:32

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Re: Line Between Animals and Humans

Postby Tigerman » 15 Jun 2012, 14:46

Tigerman wrote:There's a line between humans and animals?

TheGingerMan wrote:Surely, there are several.
I ain't been eaten yet.


If that's the standard, then surely we are the most animalest of all animals, as we do most of the eating (of other animals)!
As it is, we seem to regard it as a positive objection to a reasoner that he has taken one side or the other. We regard it (in other words) as a positive objection to a reasoner that he has contrived to reach the object of his reasoning. We call a man a bigot or a slave of dogma because he is a thinker who has thought thoroughly and to a definite end.

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Re: Line Between Animals and Humans

Postby omerojs » 15 Jun 2012, 16:19

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