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'Speciesism' by Magnus Vinding. How should humans treat other sentient beings?
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/539674
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Thanks for sharing :-)
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How old and wise do you look?
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+David Pearce : maybe it has always been the same age, only we tent to get older now.. So, imo, somewhere between 40 and 50 seems like a good estimate.. generally speaking.
Young enough to still have a flexible brain, old enough to not let that brain run away with you.. :P
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Richard Dawkins on global vegetarianism. Will the 21st century witness a moral revolution in our treatment of other sentient beings...
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2013/10/01/watch-richard-dawkins-wishes-everyone-was-vegetarian/#.VTyzQH1lBRM.twitter
Famed author Richard Dawkins rose to the spotlight for his outspoken critique of creationism. Now, he is speaking up to protect animals worldwide.
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Quite possibly. This is why in vitro meat products must be marketed professionally. In vitro meat needn't be genetically enhanced. The "natural" angle should (I hope) spike the guns of the anti-GMO brigade. In any case, there are few activities as unnatural as factory farming.
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The Hedonistic Imperative has breached the Great Firewall of China:
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XOTMzNjc3ODA0.html
Mini Documentary - The Hedonistic Imperative - David Pearce (Take 1) http://www.hedweb.com/ - The Hedonistic Imperative outlines how genetic engineering and nanotechnology will abolish suffering in all sentient life. Some footage from Timescapes by Tom Lowe Music : MONDAY - PARACETAMOL - Ulrich Schnauss The abolitionist project is hugely ambitious but technically feasible....
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Couldn't agree more David.
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Can the black magic of first-person facts be scientifically tamed?
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-04-life-person.html
Imagine living a healthy, normal life without the ability to re-experience in your mind personal events from your past. You have learned details about past episodes from your life and can recite these to family and friends, but you can't mentally travel back in time to imagine yourself in any of them.
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Yes; memory can be biased in a lot of ways. Some parts can be more vivid in emotionally charged situations. Ones attention can determine what is remembered. One can even have a totally false memory to block a true one. 

They say that eye witness accounts are the worst kind. I chuckle when people say "I know what I saw". With few exceptions our recollection seems to work more like RAM than static storage. 
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Is competitive male altruism our best hope for the future?
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150416132159.htm
If you are looking to raise money online for your favorite cause, listen up. A real-world analysis of human behavior shows that men treat online giving as a competitive enterprise. Men will donate four times more money to an attractive female fundraiser in response to the contribution of another male.
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Context is important. Is it competition for a leadership role?

http://psychology.about.com/od/leadership/p/leadtheories.htm

Is it upward manipulation of natural responses?

http://ryuc.info/creativesexuality/sex_weapon_control.htm
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Can DARPA's "cortical modem" promote universal empathy?
http://hplusmagazine.com/2015/02/15/biology-technology-darpa-back-game-big-vision-h/
DARPA, the Defense Research Projects Agency, is best known for its role as progenitor of the Internet. Now they want to revolutionize biotechnology.
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I'd hazard a guess not - but one may always hope.
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The sinister story of Darwinian life...
http://phys.org/news/2015-04-science-spite.html
Psychology, biology, and mathematics have come together to show that the occurrence of altruism and spite - helping or harming others at a cost to oneself - depends on similarity not just between two interacting individuals but also to the rest of their neighbours.
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Looks like someone is cracking the clique code. 
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How we lost touch with animals, life and death, and learned to find butchery repulsive while eating more meat than ever
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+Tory Wright Interesting article, thanks for the link.

So all this time I've been sexually molested while doing gardening, yard work, and generally existing from early spring to late fall? Not sure how I feel about this revelation. This is completely out of control.
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Serotonin deficits and an excess of black bile? Clinical psychophamacology is still in a dismal state.
http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h1771
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I suspect that they are being coerced by the "wisdom of the market". The dismal state of the FDA here in the US is probably a strong correlate. 
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See too "José Delgado, implants, and electromagnetic mind control":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23pXqY3X6c8
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The era of industrialised animal abuse may soon be over.
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-04-artificial-meat-low-end.html
Steaks and chops could be pushed to the high-end of the meat market in future, with artificial meats supplying the bulk, cheap end, research suggests.
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Looking forward to lab grown meat and substituted ingredients  Love animals too much to keep eating them, and maintaining them in inhumane conditions before slaughter...  Not ready to be a vegetarian, but this could be a breakthrough benefiting all...
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  • BLTC Research
    2013
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Birthday
April 3
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Tagline
Paradise Engineering.
Introduction
I am interested in the use of biotechnology to abolish suffering throughout the living world:
http://www.abolitionist.com/

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co-founder: World Transhumanist Association / Humanity Plus
http://www.hedweb.com/transhumanism/index.html

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 and
 the motherlode site: http://www.hedweb.com (1996)
 
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FAVOURITE QUOTATION
"May all that have life be delivered from suffering"
( Gautama Buddha )
 
BOOKS I LIKE:
Candide (Voltaire)
The Selfish Gene (Richard Dawkins)
Sociobiology (E.O Wilson)
The View From Nowhere (Thomas Nagel)
Inner Presence (Antti Revonsuo)
The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics (Goodman and Gilman)
PiHKAL (Alexander Shulgin)
Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell)
Animal Farm (George Orwell)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Mind, Brain and the Quantum (Michael Lockwood)
Quarantine (Greg Egan)
The Foundation Series (Isaac Asimov)
The Trouble with Physics (Lee Smolin)
Engines of Creation (Eric Drexler)
Phantoms in the Brain (VS Ramachandran)
The Moral Animal (Robert Wright)
The Essential Difference (Simon Baron-Cohen)
Legitimation of Belief (Ernest Gellner)
Ecstasy the Complete Guide (ed. Julie Holland)
The Conscious Mind (David Chalmers)
Animal Liberation (Peter Singer)
Confessions of a Philosopher (Bryan Magee)
The Fabric of Reality (David Deutsch)
Universes (John Leslie)
The Mating Mind (Geoffrey Miller)
Spent (Geoffrey Miller)
The Language Instinct (Stephen Pinker)
Evolutionary Psychology (A. Stevens and J. Price)
What on Earth Evolved (Christopher Lloyd)
What Is History? (E.H. Carr)
Sommerhill (E.S. Neill)
Ending Aging (Aubrey de Grey)
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (Thomas Kuhn)
Powers of Ten (P. Morrison)
A Brief History of Time (Stephen Hawking)
Life Ascending (Nick Lane)
Guinness World Records
Psychiatric Drugs Explained (David Healy)
Storming Heaven: LSD And The American Dream (Jay Stevens)
The End of Time (Julian Barbour)
Reasons and Persons (Derek Parfit)

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