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Old 01-25-2012, 01:46 AM
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Default Re: Does your dog or cat have conscious thought?

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Hey! Haha. The theory of humans being the only self-aware beings is a very Catholic mode of thinking. No, I'm not Catholic, but I'm not the devil either!
No, of course not, his advocate :)

If super-advanced aliens visited earth we'd be hoping they tried to empathise with us and not treat us like animated objects, which is basically how people have often treated animals - and even treated each other, eg. when "civilised" nations took over the lands of tribal people. The Spaniards and the Portuguese were the most harsh ... Catholic countries ... hmmm (my mother and grandfather were Catholic so I'm not Catholist)
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