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Re: [APD] Disposing of Unwanted Fish

S. Hieber wrote:
> It's hard to imagine that any creature could being aware of painfullness without being aware at all.

Whoa. I don't know of any definition of consciousness that is simply 
"awareness." As far as I know, consciousness is the awareness of one's 
self as a distinct being separate from others and your surroundings. I 
don't think that is required to feel pain. However, if your definition 
of consciousness is simply being aware of anything, then I would have to 
say that even ants are conscious since they are "aware" of things such 
as the impending danger of a large foot (as evidenced by their reaction 
to it overhead). You can't react to that of which you aren't aware.

"He who throws dirt is sure to lose ground."

Jerry Baker
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