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"Our overly protective and security obsessed society has had a huge impact on the prevalence of individuals who simply should not be reproducing. We now see in our society multitudes of humans who are not beneficial to life on earth and a degradation…"
"Thanks for this, Sydni.
As our understanding of the functioning of the human mind increases we find that scientific support for the concept of contra-causal free will disintegrates. This is not to suggest that because "we are as we are"…"
"Please don't feel offended by the remarks that question the value of the confinement of such animals. It stands to reason that those that devote their lives to working with them have their protection and greater understanding on the part of the…"
"so I question the terms "rage" and "revenge"
I agree that these terms constitute an unfortunate choice of words. It would appear that they were used for their emotional impact, but they only serve to confuse the real issue."
"I really don't know if I believe that it's action was intended to harm or not. Even if it did intend harm, the motive may simply have been replication of hunting behaviour, rather than a motive of rage, or revenge, or some mental…"
"As these actions seem to mimic natural behaviour, then it is not clear that they in any way imply anger, retribution or neuroticism.
My intent was not so much to describe the behavior as neurotic as it was to state that the confinement and…"
"This powerful and intelligent creature has been imprisoned and exploited for years. It would be strange for it not to exhibit neurotic behavior. This tragedy is an opportunity for us to rethink our support of zoos/aquariums."
"Very sweet of you, Sydni.
A big Valentine's hug and kiss to you too, very elegant and sensitive woman that you are. Though my comments are limited lately, I often read and always appreciate the information that you pass along for our…"
Allow me to edit:
You make very good sense on the four points raised. Meat is too inexpensive now for most people to feel incentivized to curb or eliminate entirely its consumption. Thanks for the article on Coleman and Damrosch.