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  •  The one form of social bias (4+ / 0-)

    that we can still indulge around here is species-ism.

    I'm going to indulge in some right now :)

    The cortex of the human brain is the seat of self-awareness, rational decision-making, planning, regulation of impulses, appreciation of consequences, etc., etc..

    The analogous part of a frog's brain can be removed, and the frog won't notice the difference. That is, the frog will still hop around and chase flies if its cerebral cortex is gone. With all due respect to the frog's place in the ecosystem, that's how dumb frogs are.

    Thanks for the diary.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 11:29:29 AM PDT

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