In an interview, Julian Baggini asserted that, while consciousness is not an illusion, a unified self that persists through time is.
The discovery of REM sleep in spiders is morphing into vast claims that we have “urgent and inexorable ethical obligations” to them and other life forms.
Paco Calvo has authored many papers in respected journals; his view is another instance of panpsychism overtaking materialism in science.
What, exactly, does “consciousness” or “feel and think” mean when applied to a bee? This usage is no remote outpost.
Rapid eye movement may indicate neural activity, but dreaming for me implies a conscious awareness of the dream state, which I consider as unlikely in spiders.