Chaitin discusses his beginnings in computer science, growing up in the 1960s a stone’s throw from Central Park, historic scientists in his field, and more.
It is easy to mock this movement and to not take it seriously. That’s how it will win.
Think cattle herds suing ranchers or lab animals suing universities — not to improve care but to liberate from all human use.
I can write those words. I understand their meaning. But I can’t comprehend such an utter rejection of human exceptionalism.
The issue is known as “animal standing,” and activists want to let beasts sue in court to “break the species barrier.”