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  •  It would if it could find some nt (1+ / 0-)
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    "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is the first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk. Every state is totalitarian at heart; there are no ends to the cruelty it will go to to protect itself." -- Ian McDonald

    by Geenius at Wrok on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 10:25:57 AM PST

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      if it stumbled upon some.  I don't believe the cat can reason enough to go looking for milk.  A rabbit, mouse, gopher, etc. on the other hand...

      being mindful and keepin' it real

      by Raggedy Ann on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 10:39:25 AM PST

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      •  Yes, if it stumbled upon some, it would drink it. (13+ / 0-)

        With enthusiasm. Don't suggest that something is unnatural when it's less a matter of nature and more a matter of opportunity. The fact that certain practices are common among humans and rare to nonexistent in other animals has mostly to do with our ability to create opportunities for ourselves, not with some perverse desire to do things that aren't good for us.

        Humans are the only creatures that harvest, roast and grind beans to make coffee; is that unnatural? Goats will eat the beans off coffee bushes, if there happen to be coffee bushes around. They just won't plant them.

        "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is the first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk. Every state is totalitarian at heart; there are no ends to the cruelty it will go to to protect itself." -- Ian McDonald

        by Geenius at Wrok on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 10:48:34 AM PST

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