Monday, September 24, 2012

Animal Crackers

Animals are conscious and should be treated as such
ARE animals conscious? This question has a long and venerable history. Charles Darwin asked it when pondering the evolution of consciousness. His ideas about evolutionary continuity - that differences between species are differences in degree rather than kind - lead to a firm conclusion that if we have something, "they" (other animals) have it too.
Well, no wonder your conclusion is wrong. Your premise is based upon a dude who spent all of his free time with cold blooded reptiles and pea-sized brain avians (no, I'm not talking about democrat voters this time). The correct answer is that we share an animating spirit with animals, but in addition to that, God created us with an eternal soul.

Read the article if you must (though I don't recommend it). Lots of chin-pulling academ-idiocy going on here. Neuroanatomical this, and neurochemical that. Yet it's perfectly fine to murder a human baby if it is in proximity to the mother's female monster's womb.

Loved this part though, cuz it got me humming a cool tune.

I was also disappointed that the declaration did not include fish, because the evidence supporting consciousness in this group of vertebrates is also compelling.

Obviously, this fella never studied under Kurt Cobain
And I'm living off of grass
And the drippings from the ceiling
But it's ok to eat fish
Cause they don't have any feelings

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