Category Archives: Rights

Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in Non-Human Animals

In 2012, a group of neuroscientists signed the Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness, which asserts that “humans are not unique in possessing the neurological substrates that generate consciousness. Non-human animals, including all mammals and birds, and many other creatures, including octopuses, … Continue reading

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Is Data sentient? Can he reason?

Is Star Trek’s Commander Data a sentient being? Can he reason? Explore possible answers to those questions in the episode titled “The Measure of a Man”. View the clip here.

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Animal Rights

Speaker: Steven Wise video link: here “But being human and being a legal person has never been, and is not today, synonymous with a legal person. Humans and legal persons are not synonymous.” “On the one side, there have been … Continue reading

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