Ants Are Not Conscious

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Anthropic reasoning is a form of statistical reasoning based upon finding oneself a member of a particular reference class of conscious beings. By considering empirical distribution functions defined over animal life on Earth, we can deduce that the vast bulk of animal life is unlikely to be conscious.

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Standish, R. (2013). Ants Are Not Conscious. Open Journal of Philosophy, 3, 1-4. doi: 10.4236/ojpp.2013.31001.

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