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Originally posted by Big Raging Loner
reply to post by Gorman91
Ok rats reproduce like crazy and I suspect, although I admit I don't know for sure, they don't have an emotional pain response.
[edit on 20-6-2010 by Big Raging Loner]
Pain is define by a response to a bad stimuli. Weather you feel the human equal of pain is irrelevant. If you are hurt and run away, you feel pain. Everything alive does this.
Just because it does not say owe or growl, does not mean it feels no pain. Just because it is not based on electro chemical nerves, does not mean it feels no pain.
The rule is simple. Responding to stimuli is a rule to be alive. To respond to stimuli is to feel pain. Therefor, all things feel pain.
What you are stating is a homo-centralist view on things.
You're not the only thin gin the universe. Just because its alien, doesn't mean its not pain.
Cells have biochemical circuit systems. When one cell dies, it signals others to run/defend, etc etc. This interaction of single celled organisms is the first step towards multicellular evolution.
Without it, you would not feel human pain.
What do you save? decency. Common sense. Humans are worth more. We should not eat or kill each other. And animals are going extinct we should preserve them. Saving animals preserves biodiversity.
Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
reply to post by SkurkNilsen
We could also stop our own breeding out of control so that we dont need more than our fair share as a species of the worlds resources, couldnt we?