Mihaela Pirjol


Philosophical Debate - Poem by Mihaela Pirjol

"Nature has given to man a disposition to pity,
and the power of comprehending truth."

—Voltaire



If human beings,

are gifted by nature

with conscience;

and animals, with instinct:

how comes

that often times,

humans lose their gift,

while animals,

never

lose their instinct.

Topic(s) of this poem: philosophy

Form: Prose Poem


Comments about Philosophical Debate by Mihaela Pirjol

  • The Poet Poet (5/17/2018 8:50:00 PM)


    BEAUTIFUL PHILOSOPHY LOVE NAME NICE POETRY WIIL you read my MOTHERS DAY TODAY POETRY AND MY MOM'S SMILES AND ENCHANT ME YOUR COMMENTS WOULD BE ENCOURAGING POET TREE (Report) Reply

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  • Robert Murray Smith (5/17/2018 6:14:00 AM)


    We can gauge conscience from those who do not have it. Psychopaths and sociopaths lack it. This is a defect of mind. Most of us have a conscience depending on the situation. It is not universally the same. We also have so-called instincts. Animals are instinctual, as far as we know. Some may have a conscience. We can not therefore generalise. They can lose instincts by conditioning or brain defects. (Report) Reply

    The Poet Poet (5/17/2018 8:54:00 PM)

    humans have multiple genes they know apes share 96 percent ofv theirs with humans when will they share the balance is an often asked question dogs pets and lower order beings have fewre than common genes so the behave as a class among themselves humans are admixture of many genes hence each one is an entity know all humans ye you sir are the most knowledgeable here we all hear

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (5/17/2018 5:07:00 AM)


    A very insightful piece of poetry! Liked the quote of Voltaire that synchronizes the theme of the poem! Thanks for sharing! (10) (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (5/16/2018 6:41:00 PM)


    Animals are 'conscious' (Most are not sentient) Humans are still driven by many instincts. We have yet to fully embrace our humanity tho. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 17, 2018


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