We have even seen one professor declare the supposed personhood of peas. Now, it is insects’ turn at being anthropomorphized.
There is a tendency to sanctify the medical profession, with the white coat serving as an icon of wisdom, compassion, and morality.
They said they wouldn’t do it, but of course they did. Scientists working in China — where else? — have constructed embryos that are part human and part monkey.
A philosopher and a bioethicist want a “Jane Goodall” to come forward as “an ambassador for rats.”
Consider: Children — no matter how “mature” — cannot buy cigarettes or give consent to being tattooed.