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" ... describe, who see all the operation but feel not the knife. This singular condition was not the result of any mental process. The shake annihilated fear, and allowed no sense of horror in looking round at the beast. This peculiar state is probably... "
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Animal Others: On Ethics, Ontology, and Animal Life

H. Peter Steeves - Philosophy - 1999 - 294 pages
...paralysis to be a state "probably produced in all animals killed by the carnivora . . . [and thus] a merciful provision by our benevolent Creator for lessening the pain of death," as Dr. Livingstone presumes, does not solve the problem. 16 A peaceful death is an evolutionary disadvantage,...
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Evolution and the Problem of Natural Evil

Michael Anthony Corey - Religion - 2000 - 367 pages
...looking round at the beast. This peculiar state is probably produced in all animals killed by carnivora; and if so, is a merciful provision by our benevolent creator for lessening the pain of death.6 Given our present understanding of endogenous pain-killing systems, Livingstone's conclusion...
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Addiction: From Biology to Drug Policy

Avram Goldstein - Medical - 2001 - 353 pages
...was happening. . . . This peculiar state is probably produced in all animals killed by the carnivora; and if so, is a merciful provision by our benevolent creator for lessening the pain of death. Lawrence Durrell in his Alexandria Quartet describes something similar; but it is not clear whether...
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Mind, Body, and Medicine: An Integrative Text

Raphael N. Melmed - Medical - 2001 - 424 pages
...not the knife . . . This peculiar state is probably produced in all animals killed by the carnivores; and, if so, is a merciful provision by our benevolent creator for lessening the pain of death.1 REFERENCES Ahlstrom H, Westling H (1971). Prolonged measurement of '-"xenon disappearance from...
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The Beast in the Garden: A Modern Parable of Man and Nature

David Baron - Nature - 2004 - 277 pages
...round at the beast. This peculiar state is probably produced in all animals killed by the carnivora; and if so, is a merciful provision by our benevolent Creator for lessening the pain of death. Automobile crash survivors, disaster victims, and soldiers in battle often describe similar sensations....
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Perspectives on an Evolving Creation

Keith B. Miller - Religion - 2003 - 528 pages
...feeling of terror. . . . This peculiar state is probably produced in all animals killed by carnivora; and if so, is a merciful provision by our benevolent Creator for lessening the pain of death."24 Perhaps animals are always experiencing a similar, somewhat stuporous, level of conscinusness,...
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The New Testament as True Fiction

Douglas Templeton - Religion - 2004 - 392 pages
...round at the beast. This peculiar state is probably produced in all animals killed by the carnivora, and, if so, is a merciful provision by our benevolent Creator for lessening the pain of death (Livingstone 1858: 21 [with thanks to AC Ross]). There are occasions when one desiderates that the...
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It's Not Your Fault: How Healing Relationships Change Your Brain & Can Help ...

Patricia Romano McGraw - Family & Relationships - 2004 - 268 pages
...round at the beast. This peculiar state is probably produced in all animals killed by the carnivore; and if so, is a merciful provision by our benevolent creator for lessening the pain of death."5 Dr. Levine labels the experience Livingstone describes as "dissociation." He writes, "Dissociation...
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Somatoform Dissociation: Phenomena, Measurement, and Theoretical Issues

Ellert R. S. Nijenhuis - Psychology - 2004 - 243 pages
...this stage may still have survival value (Fanselow & Lester, 1988), but at the same time it may be "a merciful provision by our benevolent Creator for lessening the pain of death" (Livingstone, 1872, p. 15, cited in Greyson, 1993). More recently, the many apparent behavioral and...
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The Worst of Evils: The Fight Against Pain

Thomas Dormandy - Social Science - 2006 - 547 pages
...not a mental process . . . The peculiar state is probably induced in all animals killed by carnivora, and, if so, is a merciful provision by our benevolent Creator for lessening the pain of death.10 Whatever the nature of the sensation, it was the lion who collapsed and died first, perhaps...
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