Animals don’t have reason or moral accountability but there is abundant evidence that mammals and birds have feelings. And feelings often follow their own rules.
I can write those words. I understand their meaning. But I can’t comprehend such an utter rejection of human exceptionalism.
Evolutionary theory teaches the “survival of the fittest.” But caring for someone with Down Syndrome represents just the opposite way of thinking.
Attempts to deny the exceptional qualities of human beings and conflate us with animals share a tendency to self-destruct.