If plants didn't have souls, then they wouldn't do things like communicating among themselves, social distancing, reproducing, reacting to things i mentioned earlier. The only thing they would do is to find an energy source to live based on their instincts
, since they won't have soul by that mean. They would be basically zombie trees. Souls have a consciousness to do things asides only surviving.
Sure, we know almost nothing about soul. But we do have the ability to differ who has soul and whom don't. That's what i'm trying to mean. Those traits are what make a living (a being with soul) different from non livings (soulless thing).
And consciousness has nothing to do with intelligence and curiousity. You're mixing these up. It's nothing but being aware of everything surrounding you. Trees follow lights because they're aware of the need of light for food. Every living thing has the ability to know what's happening to it, what environment its in. The ability to decipher and use those infos or question them is called intelligence, which differs between each living because of biological complexity. That has nothing to do with soul.
EoE's not perfect. It got a lot of flaws including this. And Anno's not a top level scientist or philosopher, though he sure got a lot of knowledge. Human instrumentality project is basically for Lilin. But since you only take human as Lilin whereas every earthly life came from the same primordial soup, it's possible that other livings got destroyed and it's rather a simple plothole.
orcot wrote:Not in the abrahamic religions (animals do), I don't know about shinto and others
You need to study more on abrahamic religion, buddy. And keep in mind that i said every living
Christianity wrote:Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. (Matthew 10:29)
The verse number is rather arguable, some say 28, some 29.
Islam wrote:Do you not see that Allah is glorified by all those in the heavens and the earth, even the birds as they soar? Each ˹instinctively˺ one (i.e all living beings) knows their manner of prayer and glorification. And Allah has ˹perfect˺ knowledge of all they do.(Quran 24:41)
I rather not talk about Hinduism, Buddhism as they just don't indicate this, but straight forward fights over it. I don't know anything about shintoism either.
For any further question, you can read Aura's post
. I've shared my facts. Further posting would be just reiterating the same thing over and over again, so i won't until i think i can share or answer more.
@Bustermachine: I was replying to Zusuchan about the soul-consciousness issue. Compare both posts. What's your proof on simply justifying that brain is the vessel for soul? And we don't know a single thing on trees' intelligence. Scientist are still unable of solving that issue even by 1%, but they're trying to. For all we know, they could be intelligent than us (though that would be religiously false), but unable to use it like us cause of physical inability. The thing that we call brain can be completely different for them, we don't know that. Whatever, this part is rather off-topic.
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