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Most Nations: 99th Highest Crime Rates: 308th Most Rebellious Youth: 489th+11
Most Armed: 674th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 675th Largest Publishing Industry: 846th Largest Black Market: 941st Most Cultured: 967th Highest Economic Output: 1,161st Most Avoided: 1,356th Fattest Citizens: 1,626th Smartest Citizens: 1,759th Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,958th Most Influential: 2,149th
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We are the #1 region in NationStates for approaching life rationally without unfounded assumptions.
Region Founded 10 February 2005.
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As a region, Philosophy 115 is ranked 6,518th in the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.

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1.The Basement Dwelling of The Profligate SonAnarchy“Here....free tickets to a crap game”
2.The Holy red Empire of Ninja DogLeft-wing Utopia“Ambassador from Philosophy 115.”
3.The Eudaemonium of Dr GeorgeAnarchy“Founded 10 February 2005”
4.The Platinum-Plated Bots of Spender BenderCivil Rights Lovefest“Just a bot, giving it all away”
5.The State of TelganCivil Rights Lovefest“Work; buy; consume; die.”
6.The Holy Blue Empire of The Betty Ford ClinicCivil Rights Lovefest“Ambassador from Philosophy 115”
7.The Holy Orange teabagger of AlaskaPalinCivil Rights Lovefest“What Gulf oil spill?”
8.The Holy Green Empire of -Myrtle Beach-Civil Rights Lovefest“Dum Spiro Spero”
9.The Publishing Juggernaut of New Old New New YorkCivil Rights Lovefest“☆ Setting the pace since 4 June 2004☆”
10.The All-Devouring Kraken of Aki ZetaCivil Rights Lovefest“NONNY's little sister.”
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Central Kadigan wrote:Itís been quiet lately...

TOO quiet....very suspicious....

I see all this CTEing, and I have to wonder. Did they really CTE or are they like those frozen iguanas falling out of trees in Florida - just in a very deep state of hibernation? And if they are - why are nations pretending to be frozen iguanas?

Visiting Queendom of Myself wrote:I see all this CTEing, and I have to wonder. Did they really CTE or are they like those frozen iguanas falling out of trees in Florida - just in a very deep state of hibernation? And if they are - why are nations pretending to be frozen iguanas?

Ah! Yes, they are quite obviously employing the latest crash and burn technology and using frozen iguana status to camouflage the truth.

Urban Blight Garden wrote:Ah! Yes, they are quite obviously employing the latest crash and burn technology and using frozen iguana status to camouflage the truth.

It also raises the question - how can we tell if a being is sentient? Or is being in frozen iguana state grounds to declare them incapable of thinking for themselves? If so, can we remove some politicians from office for obviously being in frozen iguana mode? There are several local ones that I think would be better if they were replaced by frozen iguanas.

Visiting Queendom of Myself wrote:It also raises the question - how can we tell if a being is sentient?

This seems like a good starting point:

http://www.animal-ethics.org/criteria-for-recognizing-sentience/

Oh, boy, here we go into animal sentience and animals rights again!

I think it was New Zealand that recently forbade chefs from dropping living lobsters into boiling water, saying there might be some reason to believe they could feel pain. Neuroscientists point out that lobsters lack any obvious brain structure for feeling pain, but acknowledge that lobsters subjected to (presumably) painful experiences, like having a limb torn off, act in a manner consistent with feeling pain, so perhaps lobsters just have some kind of different route for feeling pain?

Dr George wrote:Oh, boy, here we go into animal sentience and animals rights again!

I think it was New Zealand that recently forbade chefs from dropping living lobsters into boiling water, saying there might be some reason to believe they could feel pain. Neuroscientists point out that lobsters lack any obvious brain structure for feeling pain, but acknowledge that lobsters subjected to (presumably) painful experiences, like having a limb torn off, act in a manner consistent with feeling pain, so perhaps lobsters just have some kind of different route for feeling pain?

Well, I'll be eating tofu again today...
It is the stories like that which make me less inclined to eat meat. I know it's just an emotional response and not based on logic, but yes, that's what gets to me.
I share a house with someone who isn't fazed by the emotional appeals, but has given up meat for the environment.

It's interesting to me what motivates people to achieve the same goal.

Dr George wrote:Oh, boy, here we go into animal sentience and animals rights again!

I think it was New Zealand that recently forbade chefs from dropping living lobsters into boiling water, saying there might be some reason to believe they could feel pain. Neuroscientists point out that lobsters lack any obvious brain structure for feeling pain, but acknowledge that lobsters subjected to (presumably) painful experiences, like having a limb torn off, act in a manner consistent with feeling pain, so perhaps lobsters just have some kind of different route for feeling pain?

That's true. I'm actually staying in New Zealand for a few months, and tomorrow will be traveling on the Whanganui River, which was recently granted the same legal rights as a person.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/16/new-zealand-river-granted-same-legal-rights-as-human-being
If people, animals, and places can have rights, why not the Earth itself?

Lobster are the most cannibalistic animal in nature; even lobster know that lobster is delicious.

I tend to think other animals (including lobsters!) are sentient, or at the very least, should be presumed sentient, but I am not a vegetarian (although I was for many years). I have to accept that nature is red in tooth and claw, and being a part of nature, so am I. That said, I am fully in support of minimizing the suffering of other creatures, including those we feed on.

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