Episode 472 – Speciesism, Sentience, and the Human-Nature Bond

What do speciesism, sentience, and the human-nature bond share it common? It turns out, quite a bit. We’re all speciesists, and we all grant sentience to other species willy-nilly. Don’t believe me? Check out this podcast.

I owe this podcast’s content to material contributed by these sources:

Brilliant Green: The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence by Stefano Mancuso and Alessandra Viola  This book provides an informal overview of the history and science of plant sentience and intelligence to those new to the subject.

This article describes yet another skill of the amazing little single-cell Tetrahymena and convinces me that  the roots of sentience go much further back than most of us probably want to know.

Photo: My older granddaughter communing with nature atop Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire.



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