Do Animals Have Spiritual Experiences?
November 02, 2010
This is a question that will probably never be answered to human satisfaction, unless animals learn to express themselves using language. Only then might we truly understand how other species experience life on the planet.
"Since only humans are capable of language that can communicate the richness of spiritual experience, it is unlikely we will ever know with certainty what an animal subjectively experiences," Kevin Nelson, a professor of neurology at the University of Kentucky, told Discovery News.
Nelson continues, "Despite this limitation, it is still reasonable to conclude that since the most primitive areas of our brain happen to be the spiritual, then we can expect that animals are also capable of spiritual experiences."