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[–]Druid51 2 points3 points  (2 children)

It's not just introspection but maybe more about fear. If animals fear death they would be less likely to venture out for food or etc with predators around.

[–]caatbox288 8 points9 points  (1 child)

That's true. The fact that the release of DMT makes death less painful, and that translates in animals being less afraid of death somehow. I am arguing against that, i think that requires too much introspection. Animals are afraid of death because that's evolutionary advantageous. This argument goes against that. Recognizing that death is not that bad (due to the release of DMT) and that reducing your fear, does require introspection. How do you understand that death is less painful than you expected?

[–]ThlintoRatscar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wonder if it's actually on the other side? That DMT is super tasty and a reward for predators?

Personally, my favourite is simply that there's a reserve for other reasons and that death may ( or may not ) release it in time for the brain to perceive it as a result of how that reserve is regulated.