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Thanks for the link.
May I ask, why is the cut off at 5 million neurons? Is that where some people think consciousness or being sentient begins? It just seems kind of arbitrary to me.
I have an other question, mice have more than 5 million neurons. Now, I don't know where you live, but we live in a wooded area. We get mice in our house, and they attack our food supply, destroy our stores of food, leave disease causing urine and feces everywhere
. They also carry lice, tics and fleas that cause our dogs great distress and also then get into our furniture and then they bite US! I am also allergic to fleas bits, and it causes me great distress, not to mention is filthy.
What if your home was infested with vermin like mice, or worse, rats? They can, literally take over your house in a few weeks and even start biting you and your children, not to mention spread disease. If your house was infested, would you do nothing? (I tried that one year, because I don't enjoy
killing mice. Not only did the house smell terrible, and feces were turning up everywhere, but when we did decide to take positive action to get rid of them (and this was only after a MONTH of not doing anything about them) we had to throw away over $300.00 worth of food in the cleaning effort. It wasn't worth the wait, and now I get the poison and the traps asap when I see evidence of them.)
I don't relish killing mice, not at all, in fact, it upsets me. But, for heaven's sake, they carry disease
. I love my children and my health more than I love mice.
What would you do if you had a rodent infestation? And I can tell you, after decades of living in wooded areas, there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY to "scare them away" in order to get rid of them. I have tried everything
before killing them, NONE of it works at all.
Would you simply let a rodent infestation cause illness, food contamination and even bites in your family, rather than kill them?
Question three; do you have your OWN home? Or do you live with parents or rent an apartment? Because if you don't own your own home, then someone else may be responsible for rodent eradication, and you'd be, technically, off the hook. But, the rodents would still be killed by someone
I'm only asking because, being a home owner I'm
responsible for the safety of my family, including the disease elimination, food contamination, filth reduction and killing of rodents. If you rent or live with parents, then someone else simply does it for you.