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sanatanadharma

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7. I have no conclusive evidence that other human beings feel pain as I do
Thu Jul 8, 2021, 10:33 AM
Jul 2021

Why shouldn't I think that humans are just hard-wired to pull a hand back from the fire.

After all, plenty of materialist, scientist minded people seem to deny that consciousness (the knower of pain) is any more than an epiphenomena of electro-chemical activity in the body-mind-sense-complex that we call "I" or me.

If consciousness is only an add-on to the fundamentally real and thus dispensable, there is no difference between lobster and man except the complexity of their feelings, fantasies and dreams.

All life is sentient, in my opinion-understanding. All life forms are aware of their environment and I doubt that only higher life forms seek to avoid discomfort and pain due to feelings rather than programming.

UK weighs ban on boiling live lobsters [View all] Dial H For Hero Jul 2021 OP
Why do they try desperately to escape the pot then? Treefrog Jul 2021 #1
+1 2naSalit Jul 2021 #2
Presumably because lobsters which try to get away from something which damages them are more likely Dial H For Hero Jul 2021 #4
Reflexes don't require the ability to feel pain, or even a brain. nt. Mariana Jul 2021 #10
I should think it's chauvinistic to discriminate for or against vertebrates. CoopersDad Jul 2021 #3
I love that movie and I approve the proposed changes in GB to include invertebrates for protection. MoonRiver Jul 2021 #13
From Google index Submariner Jul 2021 #5
Ah yes, Mary Tyler Moore comes to mind. Croney Jul 2021 #6
I have no conclusive evidence that other human beings feel pain as I do sanatanadharma Jul 2021 #7
All life is sentient? Clams? Fleas? Bacteria? Radishes? Surely you draw the line somewhere. Dial H For Hero Jul 2021 #14
I do draw lines and color outside of the margins sanatanadharma Jul 2021 #16
Certainly there is a line somewhere but, Disaffected Jul 2021 #17
Until very recently - Ms. Toad Jul 2021 #15
Yes, another good example of Disaffected Jul 2021 #18
Many crustaceans have sarisataka Jul 2021 #8
I'm with you on octopuses wryter2000 Jul 2021 #21
I love lobsters... NurseJackie Jul 2021 #9
They are probably better when steamed anyway... Klaralven Jul 2021 #19
If lobsters looked like puppies, we wouldn't allow it Clash City Rocker Jul 2021 #11
How does one stun mussels or clams? dhol82 Jul 2021 #12
How would they like for them to be killed? wryter2000 Jul 2021 #20
So what now? Lethal injection? 48656c6c6f20 Jul 2021 #22
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