Is not the fact that we are having these discussions the best available evidence that we are not “just overgrown apes or undergrown apes”?
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.
That shouldn’t really be too surprising because the fact that humans and dogs can share emotions is part of what forms bonds between us.