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Animal consciousness...

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Re: Animal consciousness...

Post by lyndon taylor » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:21 am

I think most people that have ever loved a pet were already aware of this!!!
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Re: Animal consciousness...

Post by Kim OHara » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:18 am

Thanks, bhante - interesting item.
That site is a bit dubious so I tracked back to the website of the conference it's reporting on, http://fcmconference.org/. It's the best starting point for further reading.
The report you posted is headed, "Prominent Scientists Sign Declaration That Animals Have Conscious Awareness, Just Like Humans" and for me the questions are really, "How much like humans?" and "How should this affect our behaviour?"

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Re: Animal consciousness...

Post by SarathW » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:36 am

I have posted a topic "What is unique in human compare to animals"

http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=15139
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