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    Fish Feel Pain Just Like Other Animals And Humans

    Yet another piece of evidence that there is no such thing as a "lower animal" and pretty much anything with consciousness experiences pain much the same way we do. Yet despite these advances in our understanding of how similar we are to any other living creature, we still have surgeons...
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    At Least 15% Of Patients With Brain Injury And In Coma May Be Conscious And Capable Of Recovery

    As many readers know, patients with severe brain injury are typically viewed by medical professionals as simply a "vegetable on a plug" and incapable of recovery. The family members are aggressively lobbied to agree for the patient to be "pulled off the plug" and allowed to die. The rationale is...
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    Is Matter Conscious?

    I stumbled upon this article just 2 weeks after I posted a very similar one on the topic of Universal consciousness. It seems that mainstream science is becoming aware of the dead-end approach it has been pursuing in many disciplines (especially physics and biology) and is looking for a way out...
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    Is The Universe A Conscious Mind?

    We have discussed several times in the past the nature of consciousness and the role matter plays in that phenomenon. The topic is something that has been fascinating scientists and philosophers for millenia bt unfortunately, over the last 100 years a very crude, mechanistic and frankly false...
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    Insects May Be Just As Conscious As Us And In Some Aspects Greatly Exceed Us

    As many forum users likely know, the current dogma of biology is that only a few living organisms are fully "with it" like us. Those include the great apes, dolphins, and possibly elephants. As far as the millions of other living creatures on this planet - oh well, they are just automatons that...
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    Plants Recognize Their Own Relatives And Are Kind And Altruistic To Them

    Yet another study that throws into doubt that idea that we, humans, possess unique qualities not seen in any other life form. Apparently, the ability to love our relatives does not require a nervous system and plants are just as capable as us (and maybe be more so) of restraining their selfish...
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