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Comment 10 by sambricky :

I think Mr. Harris should explain some these greater than awe experiences he claims people have over and beyond drug intake, love for family members or awe of natural beauty. He owe's this to the atheist community if he expects us to agree with him. Also if Mr. Harris thinks if a being is greater than us as we are greater than a pig, we should not eat it. Maybe he has not seen through the eyes of the pig.

How the heck does he owe that to the atheist community? If you want to know how reality works, then do the work yourself. Sam's giving you good information here and you should be happy you're getting that much.

About the pig thing: We're talking about consciousness and the ability to suffer or experience well-being. If that's what matters to us, then a pig is more important than a fly, a human is more important than a pig, and an alien may be more important than a human. It's not hard to understand.

Thu, 30 Jun 2011 07:58:44 UTC | #844711