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Answering Life's Persistent Questions
Bringing objective and subjective perspectives together.
How can we study animal health, welfare, and consciousness?
Part 2: A reply to my critics.
A critical engagement with my readers.
An engagement with my critics.
How to deal with trade-offs between generations.
A brief report on our recent publication.
A reply to three of our commenters.
A response to one of my commentators.
A response to one of my critics.
A response to an anonymous commenter.
In a recent paper we argue that it is not.
A conversation with the new GPT-3 learning model about consciousness.
New research on the cure to deafness deemed 'ableist'.
New research points to a deep evolutionary similarity between birds and humans.
Was it artificial or natural selection?
A response to Marc Bekoff.
What is the role of cheaters in evolution?
Part 2: Why we cannot find a clear line marking which animals are conscious.
Why we cannot find a clear line marking which animals are conscious.
Which animals are conscious and how can we improve their lives?
Stevan Harnad argues that humans should stop breeding and using animals.
The closer we become, the more deeply we hurt each other.
Schopenhauer and Freud on the pains of human intimacy.
Alex Rosenberg on his shifting interests.
The medical deficit model stifles and silences the voices of many autistics.
An interview with Andrew Rowan, one of the founders of the journal Animal Sentience.
On the coronavirus, fake news, and science communication.
Follow the new WHO guidelines.
Do animals feel? Stevan Harnad reflects on his fight for animal protection.
Walter Veit is a Ph.D. student in the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Sydney working on health, psychology, and evolution.