The attitude will metastasize across society and culture, eventually corroding our most fundamental institutions and societal structures.
I understand the motive, but this could be a case of ideology trumping actual animal welfare. And I can’t help thinking of the Little Prince’s fox.
Can there be a better example of trying to argue that whatever the evidence, evolution is the answer?
Of course, we know that insects are not inanimate. A fly senses when you try to swat it.
Genes and proteins are remarkably similar to natural-language words in a polyfunctional respect.