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Pessimistic starlings, depressed parrots, sad baboons — the surprising implications of animal sentience

As argued by David Peña-Guzmán in his recent book, “When Animals Dream,” dreaming indicates that an animal is sentient — a unique individual who experiences life and processes it via thoughts and feelings. Put another way: Animals don’t just have biologies, they have biographies. Get… Read More »Pessimistic starlings, depressed parrots, sad baboons — the surprising implications of animal sentience

Recognizing the Limit

You’re in the saddle for your daily hack, when you start to hear the grating noise of your horse grinding its teeth against the bit. You try several times to change the rein pressure and alleviate the squeaking sound, but alas, the horse only begins… Read More »Recognizing the Limit