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Conscious

Conscious

1. Aware; having present knowledge or perception of oneself, one's acts and surroundings.

2. Denoting something occurring with the perceptive attention of the individual, as a conscious act or idea, distinguished from automatic or instinctive.

Origin: L. Conscius, knowing


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Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?

... non-determined free will is observable... And even if it were, how would you tell that it is NOT an illusion deriving from the fact that you are a conscious being? Being conscious means being able to look at yourself WHILE being you, unlike other animals who can only be aware of what is around ...

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by Aymeric
Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:38 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
Replies: 27
Views: 19185

Do animals other than humans have emotional responses?

... states. Convergent evidence indicates that non-human animals have the neuroanatomical, neurochemical,and neurophysiological substrates of conscious states along with the capacity to exhibit intentional behaviors. Consequently, the weight of evidence indicates that humans are not unique ...

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by chatters
Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:17 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Do animals other than humans have emotional responses?
Replies: 4
Views: 2119

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Finally, do you think that everything is open, that nothing is determined or destined to happen, and if so, where does this uncertainty and possibility for different outcomes stem from? If the world we inhabit is a non-determined world, then nothing is determined. Determinism is a global thesis, al...

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by ughaibu
Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:31 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
Replies: 27
Views: 19185

Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?

... Those who are economically challenged tend to have many children - its an attempt to "evolve" out of their difficulty. It's not a conscious decision, but I think its in the DNA. My great grandfather came from an economically depressed region, he had 9 children. They were more economically ...

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by Rap
Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:44 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?
Replies: 23
Views: 24160

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... of living beings. Like inside an egg a first cell has passed through several shapes. The final shape of the contents of a fertilized human egg has consciousnesses, but it appears as the last shape, maybe after the birth, ex-machine in relation to the egg. In the whole history of this egg never ...

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by TheMatrixDNA
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:35 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 559
Views: 762265
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