On 6/9/2011 1:17 PM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
I do have a precise theory, (not in my thesis, though) and free-will
begins with Löbianity. From this I infer that very plausibly, worms
and ants (and perhaps communists) have no free-will, but that spiders,
octopus, mice, dogs and humans have it. I thought only homeotermic
animals were self-conscious free animals. They can dream and can have
empathy, but since recently I accumulate evidence that Löbianity
occurs already with many invertebrates. Notably the spider:
This will sadden my neuroscientist friend who avoids eating animals that
have a cereberal cortex on the theory that he thereby avoids eating
conscious creatures. He likes lobster.
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