Reality..

According to Webster: re·al·i·ty, 1. The quality or state of being actual or true. 2. One, such as a person, an entity, or an event, that is actual: “the weight of history and political realities” (Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.). 3. The totality of all things possessing actuality, existence, or essence. 4. That which exists objectively and in fact: Your observations do not seem to be about reality. 5. Philosophy. That which has necessary existence and not contingent existence. –idiom. in reality. In fact; actually.

Which I suppose pretty much covers the definition of reality intellectually, however as I enjoy my constitutionally guaranteed right to take things a step further, I would like to add my personal two cents.

Reality to me, encompasses the sky over my head and the earth I walk on, and the sustenance that I require to maintain a condition of fitness needed to discover tomorrow. Because without tomorrows, we cease to exist and the reality of reality is negated. Further, with no more tomorrows, how would we, i.e., “mankind” place a value on yesterday? Yesterday, today, and tomorrow are all concepts of man.

Which of course brings us, at least those of us with inquiring minds, to ask; “What is man? ..and of course, what is a concept?

According to Webster: man, 1. An adult male human being. 2. A human being regardless of sex or age; a person. 3. A human being or an adult male human being belonging to a specific occupation, group, nationality, or other category. Often used in combination: 4. The human race; mankind: 5. Zoology. A member of the genus Homo, family Hominidae, order Primates, class Mammalia, characterized by erect posture and an opposable thumb, especially a member of the only extant species, Homo sapiens, distinguished by a highly developed brain, the capacity for abstract reasoning, and the ability to communicate by means of organized speech and record information in a variety of symbolic systems.

According to Webster: human being, 1. A member of the genus Homo and especially of the species Homo sapiens. 2. A person: a fine human being.

According to Webster: Homo sapiens, The modern species of human beings, the only extant species of the primate family Hominidae.

According to Webster: Extant, 1. Still in existence; not destroyed, lost, or extinct:

According to Webster: Mammailia, mam·mal, Any of various warm-blooded vertebrate animals of the class Mammalia, including human beings, characterized by a covering of hair on the skin and, in the female, milk-producing mammary glands for nourishing the young.

Accordingly, at least from what I have gleaned, man is a mammalian creature designated by science, i.e., the science of anthropology…

Anthropology, is the study of humanity. It has origins in the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences. The term “anthropology” is from the Greek anthrōpos (ἄνθρωπος), “human being”, and -logia (-λογία), “discourse” or “study”, and was first used in 1501 by German philosopher Magnus Hundt. Anthropology’s basic concerns are “What defines Homo sapiens?”, “Who are the ancestors of modern Homo sapiens?”, “What are humans’ physical traits?”, “How do humans behave?”, “Why are there variations and differences among different groups of humans?”, “How has the evolutionary past of Homo sapiens influenced its social organization and culture?” and so forth. (Source Wikipedia)

HUMANS..

According to Webster: hu·man, 1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of human beings: the course of human events; the human race. 2. Having or showing those positive aspects of nature and character that distinguish human beings from the lower animals: an act of human kindness. 3. Subject to or indicative of the weaknesses, imperfections, and fragility associated with human beings: a mistake that shows he’s only human; human frailty. 4. Having the form of a human being. 5. Made up of human beings: formed a human bridge across the ice.

…accordingly, from what I glean, to be human, or a human being is a classifying or designation bestowed by society.

According to Webster: Society, 1.a. The totality of social relationships among human beings. b. A group of human beings broadly distinguished from other groups by mutual interests, participation in characteristic relationships, shared institutions, and a common culture. c. The institutions and culture of a distinct self-perpetuating group. 2. An organization or association of persons engaged in a common profession, activity, or interest: 3.a. The rich, privileged, and fashionable social class. b. The socially dominant members of a community. 4. Companionship; company: 5. Biology. A colony or community of organisms, usually of the same species.

Going with biology, “A colony or community of organisms, usually of the same species,” …added to the intellectual product that I have provided still fresh in your mind, ..within the purview of “nature,” ..man has no more standing in the universe than an “amoeba.”

According to Webster: Amoeba, A protozoan of the genus Amoeba or related genera, occurring in water and soil and as a parasite in other animals. An amoeba has no definite form and consists essentially of a mass of protoplasm containing one nucleus or more surrounded by a delicate, flexible outer membrane. It moves by means of pseudopods. The amoeba is remarkable for its very large genome. The species Amoeba proteus has 290 billion base pairs in its genome, while the related Polychaos dubium (formerly known as Amoeba dubia) has 670 billion base pairs. The “human genome” is small by contrast, with its count of 2.9 billion bases. (Source Wikipedia)

According to Webster: Concept, 1. A general idea derived or inferred from specific instances or occurrences. 2. Something formed in the mind; a thought or notion.

Editorial: Something formed in the mind, i.e., (the human mind,) a thought or notion…

Thought: 1. Past tense and past participle of think, 1. The act or process of thinking; cogitation. 2. A product of thinking.

Notion: 1. A belief or opinion. 2. A mental image or representation; an idea or conception. 3. A fanciful impulse; a whim.

So what have we learned today? ..and how does it relate to you?

Great questions, we have learned that man, i.e., Homo sapiens, i.e., human beings, are substantial, yet frail creatures endowed with a capacity to reason.

As simple as possible, Reason: The basis or motive for an action, a decision, or a conviction.

If you are presently, (regardless of your age, heritage, race, political affiliation, or religious beliefs) a sane unemployed, disenfranchised American citizen that understands your capacity to reason, then “at least in my opinion.” You have no choice (based in reality) if you would like to see America returned to its station as the Greatest Nation in the history of the world. You must ignore the misinformation, outright lies, and political rhetoric coming at you between now and the election in 2012 and join me in voting against anyone and everyone designated by the word incumbent.

Incumbent:  A person who holds an office or ecclesiastical benefice:

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

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