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Can animals possess moral virtues, like altruism or empathy, or act according to moral principles, like fairness or justice? Or is any ascription of morality to animals is just a case of anthropomorphizing?

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We’re entering into an exciting time for the study of psychedelics. Some new research focuses on the mind expanding aspect of psychedelic experience, and what that tells us about consciousness. But some is investigating how psychedelics can treat psychological conditions, like depression, addiction, and PTSD.

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