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by Gunnar
Sat Nov 26, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: Animals, music, and communicating consciousness
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: Animals, music, and communicating consciousness

There's little doubt in my mind that animals (mammals, at the very least) have some kind of rudimentary consciousness ... Possibly even bees! From Scientific American - Ball-rolling bumblebees have become the first known insects to “play,” researchers say. The scientists recorded these tiny fliers ...
by Gunnar
Sat Nov 26, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: Animals, music, and communicating consciousness
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: Animals, music, and communicating consciousness

I like a parrot who plays the lead on Sultans of Swing . Today I saw a woman play violin for whales . You could argue that humpback whale songs are as least as musical. Watching animals respond to music is crossing a bridge into the consciousness of the non-human world. Speaking of humpback whale m...
by Gunnar
Sat Nov 26, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: Animals, music, and communicating consciousness
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: Animals, music, and communicating consciousness

Watching animals respond to music is crossing a bridge into the consciousness of the non-human world. There's little doubt in my mind that animals (mammals, at the very least) have some kind of rudimentary consciousness (so I like that you're tacitly taking a similar position). I'm annoyed by the a...
by Gunnar
Sat Nov 26, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: Will the Republic as we know it end?
Replies: 140
Views: 2151

Re: Will the Republic as we know it end?

I cannot wrap my head around the almost universal support that is given to Trump and his ilk (a category that includes Herschel Walker and Ted Cruz) by conservative christians and many Mormons. The lifestyles of Trump and Walker make a mockery of Christian and traditional family values. It is jarri...
by Gunnar
Sat Nov 26, 2022 1:07 am
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving Day Everyone!
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Re: Happy Thanksgiving Day Everyone!

Don't choke on your turkey! Having to get a or perform Heimlich maneuver because someone didn't chew their food thoroughly enough before swallowing might put a serious damper on the festivities! And focus your discussions with your relatives and other dinner companions on pleasant subjects and what...
by Gunnar
Sat Nov 26, 2022 12:42 am
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: Pandemic: Life on the ground
Replies: 758
Views: 42647

Re: Pandemic: Life on the ground

Writing just to relieve a bit of tension. One of our family members tested positive. We (the Boy and I) were with someone from the household yesterday, definite close contact. Actually two of them thought they had the flu 1.5 -2 weeks (one at a time) ago so I'm hoping that maybe that was actually t...
by Gunnar
Fri Nov 25, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: Just how stupid is Herschel?
Replies: 58
Views: 1712

Re: Just how stupid is Herschel?

OK ... so taking this seriously: "Your Honour, admitting (which we do not) the assumptions of my learned friend on the possible present state of the victims of this horrific shooting, does it not follow that the perpetrator acted in a most reprehensible manner in dispatching his victims into a cond...
by Gunnar
Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: Post-Covid Processing of Attempted Carjacking
Replies: 33
Views: 438

Re: Post-Covid Processing of Attempted Carjacking

Thanks Moksha and dantana. It's interesting that the story now feels a little embarrassing to me. Not that I feel embarrassed by anything that happened, but it seems dumb enough I feel embarrassed about bringing it up. I sent the police paperwork I received to the office and gave them a summary in ...
by Gunnar
Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:00 pm
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving Day Everyone!
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Happy Thanksgiving Day Everyone!

Don't choke on your turkey! Having to get a or perform Heimlich maneuver because someone didn't chew their food thoroughly enough before swallowing might put a serious damper on the festivities! And focus your discussions with your relatives and other dinner companions on pleasant subjects and what ...
by Gunnar
Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:24 am
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: Will the Republic as we know it end?
Replies: 140
Views: 2151

Re: Will the Republic as we know it end?

It is almost impossible to take someone who voted for this guy seriously. I know that I must do so, but damn is it difficult. He is so obviously a grifting, narcissistic piece of excrement. I thought this was obvious at the outset. I would bet that probably half of Americans did see that. He still ...