Should Spider Dreaming Really Give Us “Ethical Pause”?
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.
Researcher Says Plants May Be Conscious, Too
Paco Calvo has authored many papers in respected journals; his view is another instance of panpsychism overtaking materialism in science.
Dreaming Spiders? My Disagreement with Michael Egnor
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.
What Is It Like to Be a Spider?
A recent research article from Germany has made quite a splash in the popular media and raises some very interesting questions about animal minds.
Dandelions, Darwin’s Bark Spider, and More: No Shortage of Biological Wonders
Those of us who find purpose in biology instead of random tinkering will not run out of material to get excited about any time soon.