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Re: [APD] Disposing of Unwanted Fish
S. Hieber wrote:
>From a logical point of view, nope. Reaction to stimulus does entail sentience, let alone pain. It is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for sensing pain.
By definition, if anything alive is able to detect some immediate harm
that is occurring and react to that harm by attempting to stop it by
fight or flight, then that organism experiences pain. That's what pain
is ... the signal which alerts the the necessary parts that harm has
occurred or is occurring so that an attempt can be made to avoid further
injury or death.
To assign any other meaning to pain is to attempt to anthropomorphise it
and pigeon-hole the rest of the living universe into our particular
biological injury-detection systems. It doesn't make any more sense than
to say that Chinese-speakers do not truly speak since they do not use
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