Re: Does your dog or cat have conscious thought?
There are two times in the human lifespan that are most instructive when it comes to understanding degrees of consciousness - watching a baby grow and watching and old person decay. You see the changes bit by bit.
There are an awful lot of humans out there whose concsciousness is less advanced than dogs, cats, pigs, monkeys, dolphins and so on, ie. babies, dementia patients and people with severe brain damage / intellectual disabilities.
Often the lines we draw are fuzzier than we think ...