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Quote from: Icarus on February 21, 2021, 04:35:40 AM ^I doubt that the first five items have done as much damage to humanity as has the last one.
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Quote from: Papasito Bruno on February 25, 2022, 08:27:42 PMI think it's obvious animals have a consciousness, and they certainly also exhibit intelligence behavior, though I would suggest obviously that animals don't have the same level of consciousness or awareness which humans have, but that doesn't mean they don't or can't have some level of self-thought, or the notion of personal identity if that makes sense.
QuoteA tree or plant is certainly alive, but as they don't have brains then I don't see how they can have any level of actual consciousness. Certainly they have the ability to react to their environment, but I'm not sure they do so with conscious intent. More likely a plants response to its environment has to do with genetic encoding, which over countless generations may give the appearance of intentional action.I don't see at all how any innate object like a rock can have or possess consciousness.
Quote from: Dark Lightning on February 27, 2022, 12:03:02 AM^ Lot's wife- the only white person in the ancient middle east.