For many scientists, the resonant mystery is no longer which animals are conscious, but which are not (medium.com, Feb 2019)
It definitely seems like a solid case for veganism and vegetarianism we have here. The medium.com article is very long, and if you are more into materials going straight to the point, you might turn impatient as the latter is formulated in a way to make forget that such a knowledge has been concealed for quite some time… millennia in this case. The writer also chooses to describe his journey among Jains, but most spiritual beliefs recommend frugal diets and vegetarianism however. It does make lots of sense considering our over-eating habits and obesity being so widespread. The author also endorses ‘natural selection’, which is now debunked by a thousand scientists.
Nonetheless the Truth is getting out, and when a paradigm begins to crumble down, the new one emerges from its cracks, just like a butterfly sliding out of its chrysalis. Interestingly, a comment left by another reader goes along with our views: the essay stumbles over a problem that should be obvious, but none of us want to admit: ‘consciousness’ is merely a secular term for ‘soul’. It should be obvious just from the statements in the essay.
Academia is going through a rude awakening and the crisis will be truly unprecedented this time.
The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness contends in 2012 — yes, 7 years ago — that Animals are conscious and should be treated as such. Now that scientists have belatedly declared that mammals, birds and many other animals are conscious, it is time for society to act (newscientist)
Did you hear anything about this in MSM by any chance since 2012? Of course not! The next technocratic threat is way more important to keep the planet in a state of fear.
Let’s be clear, this Knowledge is as old as mankind and as much as the spiritual concept of the One. That Reality represents God as His Creation, and otherwise. So all life is by definition conscious. It essentially is the foundation of Pantheism.
Pantheism is the belief that reality is identical with divinity, or that all-things compose an all-encompassing, immanent god. Pantheistic concepts date back thousands of years, and pantheistic elements have been identified in various religious traditions. Pantheism was popularized in Western culture as a theology and philosophy based on the work of the 17th-century philosopher Baruch Spinoza, particularly his book Ethics. A pantheistic stance was also taken in the 16th century by philosopher and cosmologist Giordano Bruno.[WIKIPEDIA]
Here again, we can see the attempts of science to keep the topic in a separate compartment, even when supported by a cosmologist at the time, as this quote above reveals.
So the strict bottom line is the only thing that should only matter is: why did it take so long for such facts to be absorbed and mastered by the Consensus?
We’ve delayed centuries worth of research that would have propelled our society on the path of peace and abundance. Yes, because as soon as one grasps the implication that Life IS Consciouness, waging wars, torturing animals and pillaging Nature for profits become associated with pure folly and self-annihilation.
What we do to Nature we do it to ourselves. Factory farms will not end with a whisper but a bang as the more and more people realize the horrors behind mass meat production. Behind every ecocide and chronic disease in humans, there is a bad scientific forumula. Pretty hard to deny these days with all the data available on the internet. Why has science become the nemesis of Mankind since the early Middle Ages?
This is a very important question because if we really look into it, we must admit that academia has to be rebuilt from scratch. We must let go centuries of data that have created all sorts of paradoxes — intellectual, economic and also psychological — which are taking our civilization down. We cannot fix the system, because it is deeply flawed. That’s the point we are at.
Even after Darwin demonstrated our kinship with animals, many scientists believed that the evolution of consciousness was a recent event. They thought the first mind sparked awake sometime after we split from chimps and bonobos. (minds.com)
As a gentle reminder, our previous blog titled “Over 1000 ‘Scientists’ Sign “Dissent From Darwinism”, is exposing the schism currently tearing academia apart. This is huge, folks. The MSM is trying to hide this growing and irreversible trend but luckily we, at Earth Custodians, are taking notice.
You might also wish to read this quite compelling piece while you are at it: Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness