A new fossil worm from the closing days of the Ediacaran is being celebrated as a missing link that demonstrates a gradual Cambrian diversification, not an explosion.
Whether your dog can philosophize is not a puzzle you need to look to the Oxford English Dictionary to resolve.
He concludes that “evolutionary ‘just so’ stories” are examples of “wishful thinking starved of molecular details.”
Corey Lee Wrenn argues that what is done to an animal should be judged in the same fashion as if the same thing were done to a human.
The wish to demote, punish, and degrade ourselves this way, a neurosis special to our modern culture, is itself, ironically, a tribute to human exceptionalism.