I think it's more fruitful to consider consciousness and empathy (among other things) as scalar and variable, not as a binary all or nothing. So we can include observations and study of variations of consciousness and Empathy of animals, one's lifespan (e.g. from womb to tomb), or even daily variations (e.g. mind-altered by sickness or drugs, sleep vs wake vs trance, and so on).
Consciousness "with" empathy has ambiguity; is consciousness merely affected by empathy, or perhaps not…Continue
After all this time, all these years, all these degrees of separation - a mere knock guides me to shedded enemies. It was midmorning when a pair of shadows alerted me to some unexpected presences. I think I knew before I knew, my gut clenching beyond the usual spasm of social anxiety.
The blockers of the light lingered and adjusted themselves and finally put knuckle to…Continue
My departure from Christianity was the result of a long process of study and prayer. After engaging with atheists at alt.atheism.moderated back in the late nineties, I set out to prove (to myself and, if I could, anyone else that would listen) that the Bible could withstand even the most brutal and earnest assaults on its character.
Needless to say, I failed.
That experience, along with many follow-up experiences dealing with Christians after I de-converted,…Continue
y, my kid started in a new class room. He is nearing 3 years old in February and already he is ready to move to another class. Now if he can learn to dress and undress himself (besides fully achieving “pottiness”) like the other children he will be on his way. I was so worried about how to teach him to do certain things mainly the basics such as manners, dressing, socializing, but I'm discovering he is learning from the herd. Ah, yes, learning from the herd. The herd comes by any…Continue
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