Why is reason hereditary?
Most people in the West are materialists now anyway, so they don’t see why this is an issue. It’s not an issue for them. Nature, nurture, or somewhere in between. What’s the problem? As an otherworldly elitist, I dismiss the materialist position. If I cared what peasants thought, I would decide upon it and inform my television studio of the new programming.
Nonmaterialists, on the other hand, are in a bit of a pickle. We can either reject the premise or reject reason as the property which distinguishes man from the animals. I am inclined to the latter. It may be practically true that reason separates man from beast, meaning it is true for all intents and purposes, but it does not appear to be categorically true. I suspect we are, generally, 10 times more reasonable than dolphins. But are we one million times more reasonable? One trillion times? Infinitely?
Materialists continue to scratch their heads here. What’s the problem?
The problem is that Christians distinguish between human and subhuman. There are serious behavioral questions that arise from this. Thus, we find ourselves in the position of Pope Paul III, who had to forbid the enslavement of American Natives by papal bull. (Vox Day’s novel Summa Elvetica is actually an allegory of the Sublimus Dei controversy, substituting elves for Red Indians.) Why then do we allow the enslavement of cattle? The vegans, driven mad by their unsated bacon-lust, are already subverting minds in this realm. It is now common to talk of “ethical” food without irony.
Now, as a TROO THAL, I oppose torturing slaughterhouse animals anyway. I mean, come on guys, WTF, that one is easy. Just kill it without the bullshit. But sometimes we have to paint with broad brushes, as in the case of slavery. It is good to yoke an ox. It is not good to yoke a man. It is wise to eat the body of a dead ox. It is not wise to eat the body of a dead man. So what is a “man”? At present, we can say we know one when we see one. But we are probably entering a pagan age, where slavery will again be common. How do you explain to a modern heathen, who has no concept of pagan virtue, what a “man” is so you can protest his slavery? Without fail, he will describe his slaves as something subhuman- it is the oldest trick in the book.
If we can’t give an answer here, it will not weigh on his conscience. That is just the way humans are; if I pull off a clever argument and my opponent fails to answer, I take this as confirmation of my correctness. Many people will suffer oppression for this. But if we ignore this question until it becomes urgent (as we almost certainly will), then many more people are going to suffer who otherwise wouldn’t have to.
My answer, if it can be flattered with such designation, is that the material world is a projection from the higher dimensions. For some reason, we can only see the shadows we project on the screen. If I punch someone in the spirit world, my shadow also punches his shadow. If my shadow (having some faculty of reason g) is having sex with the shadow of a woman (also having some faculty of reason g), then this produces a baby (having some faculty of reason g).
In physics terms, this can be thought of as a literal projection, like when a 3-D vector is projected onto a 2-D plane. But this raises a number of questions. Kinetic energy is a scalar, whereas momentum has dimensional components x, y, and z. Say we have two particles with the same mass and momentum, but one of them has higher kinetic energy because it is also has a large component of velocity in the higher dimension. Can we observe the effect of that sort of collision.
QUESTIONS. Fuck I dunno man, puff and pass, that’s the rule.