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  •  "Vegetative state" is not what I described. (0+ / 0-)

    There's no resemblance between that and cow-level animal sentience.  Terri Schiavo could not feed herself.

    "They fear this man. They know he will see farther than they, and he will bind them with ancient logics." -The stoner guy in The Cabin in the Woods

    by Troubadour on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 09:53:28 PM PST

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    •  Is there no resemblance? (1+ / 0-)
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      That's a pretty strong claim -- and I don't think I accept it.  Yes, a healthy steer is capable of eating or grazing.  I don't see that that proves anything about sentience.

      •  Then consult a neurobiologist (0+ / 0-)

        because there is no resemblance between a human in a vegetative state and a healthy cow capable of responding to their environment.

        "They fear this man. They know he will see farther than they, and he will bind them with ancient logics." -The stoner guy in The Cabin in the Woods

        by Troubadour on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 10:19:56 PM PST

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