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I have always known/believed this, because it is blatantly obvious, but now science is says so, too: An international group of prominent scientists has signed The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in which they are proclaiming their support for the idea that animals are conscious and aware to the degree that humans are — a list of animals that includes all mammals, birds, and even the octopus.

Here is the declaration itself.

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I have gotten into so many arguments about this over the years, well, this is deeply satisfying. Beyond that, it is critically important for animals, although probably too little, too late.

Also in the IN YOUR FACE file:

That absurd myth about hair growing back thicker or more thickly after shaving is FUCKING BULLSHIT, just like I told my mother when I was a kid. Good GOD, y'all.

I have, perhaps unbelievably, gotten into debates about this, too, but they were never as heated as the ones about animal consciousness.

Anyway.

toldyouso

Date: 2014-08-28 03:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermanka.livejournal.com
OMG THAT GIF.

Date: 2014-08-28 11:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fbhjr.livejournal.com
I think the consciousness thing is pretty apparent to folks who work with animals.

I like the Godzilla icon!

Date: 2014-09-01 04:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yesididit.livejournal.com
i think freshly shaved hairs (on faces or legs) are sharp and pointy and more noticeable. i had an ex who had a goatee. after a week or so, it was soft. but when he'd freshly trim it down, sharp and pointy and scratchy. and the hair on my legs, when it first grows in after shaving, sharp and pointy. after a week or two, its soft! i think people mistake sharp and pointy and more noticeable, for thicker.

you will never convince me that my dogs dont have consciousness and awareness. glad science is catching up.

LOVE the gif!

Date: 2014-10-23 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] davesmusictank.livejournal.com
Brilliant GIF

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