Hi, Anna,Anna Hernandez 2 wrote: ↑January 28th, 2023, 3:55 pm 'We fight together not merely as evolutionarily programmed robot-like sympathetic social humans desperately seeking to avoid pain, discomfort, and death.' (losing it. looking to next sentence for clarification)
'Granted, those qualities of our human nature do certainly play a role in our deeper and more spiritual war.' (lost. end of paragraph)
We fight together not merely as humans but as... what? (this is a cliffhanger in my mind lol any guidance welcome)
I think you are misreading a "but" in there. There is no 'but' in that sentence.
To make the sentence more clear, you can take out the phrase "evolutionarily programmed robot-like".
Then the sections reads as follows:
Is that more clear?'The common struggle this book will show goes much deeper.
We fight together not merely as sympathetic social humans desperately seeking to avoid pain, discomfort, and death. Granted, those qualities of our human nature do certainly play a role in our deeper and more spiritual war.
Nonetheless, in addition to our [shared] bodily human fight against pain, death, and discomfort, we also fight for something. Something deeper, something more fundamental, something one can call spiritual.
In any case, I have just now updated my version of manuscript slightly to make the above changes so that it will be more readable and understandable in future edition. So thank you for bringing this to my attention!