Treating non-humans as persons

It works. But is it more than that?

Porky the Piglet. (Photo credit: Petr Kratochvil via Wikimedia Commons)
Disney’s Lion King.
Can this be evidence of our friendship?
The glacier at the top of Amne Machen, with prayer flags below. (Photo Credit: James Wheeler via Flickr)
Is it unreasonable to assume there is meaning in these sounds?
Is it reasonable to assume there is meaning in these sounds?

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David A. Palmer

I’m an anthropologist who’s passionate about exploring different realities. I write about spirituality, religion, and worldmaking.