Unfortunately, Pinker’s overweening faith in science as a reliable path to the truth has its own problems.
What is the nature, and extent, of animal intelligence?
If I think about a particular thing — my cat Tabby, for example — my actual cat Tabby isn’t in my brain.
One myth is that the family somehow edited videos of Terri to make it appear falsely that she was conscious.
If we treat criminals the way we treat natural disasters — as physical events without moral culpability — the pragmatic approach is preemption as well.