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Animal Consciousness: Do animals think?

What is your personal experience with animals? Does your personal experience with a pet dog, cat, neighbor's animal, or just what you read and see lead you to believe that animals think?

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Do animals think?

What is your personal experience with animals? Does your personal experience with a pet dog, cat, neighbor's animal, or just what you read and see lead you to believe that animals think?

The answer to this question is predicated on your definition of "think" and the thought process. Animals are conscious in the sense that they are aware of their existence. They experience hunger, thirst, exhaustion, pain, etc. The dogs, cats and birds I have had as pets all shared these characteristics. These animals also exhibited the ability to think. For example, when my dog got hot it would ...

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This is a commentary on whether or not animals have consciousness and self-awareness. Over 400 pages of original text.

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