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Posts from the ‘Consciousness’ category

  • Pigs: Smart & Machiavellian

    Winston Churchill famously said: “A dog looks up to you; a cat looks down on you; only a pig treats you as an equal.” But that, of course, is hardly how we treat them…

    The State of Planet Earth Today

    In his overview of the state of Planet Earth today, Carl Safina begins by asking the seemingly unrelated question: “Does my dog really love me? Or does she just want a treat?”

    An Emerging Consciousness – Part Two

    Does the empathy that certain people have with nonhuman life constitute the seed of a new kind or level of consciousness?

    Could it be possible for a body of people, who are of like mind and heart in relation to our fellow animals, to give rise to a new kind of collective consciousness?

    At a time of mass extinction, it’s a notion that, however fanciful, may be the only future available to us.

    Call No Elephant Happy Until She Is Free

    It’s a terrible irony that Happy, the elephant who demonstrated to scientific researchers how animals of her species are capable of a high level of self-awareness, now languishes all alone in a cage about twice the size of her body. No animal with the kind of cognitive abilities that Happy has demonstrated belongs in a zoo – and, worse, in a cage.