Thursday, September 6, 2012

Pygmy Goats and the Conscious Mind Within the Beast

The nature of consciousness in pygmy goats deserves some discussion. We've explored individuated personalities, behavioral idiosyncrasies, and ratiocinative will in our four pygmy goats: Charlie, Ella, Jack, and Sally, but all of these discussions inevitably lead to the central issue of consciousness or reflexive thought.Much of this discussion has been clouded in the past by our desire, as morally responsible homo sapiens, to only eat other species if they are unconscious. Not

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