“Expert” class imperialism over purely political issues continues apace. Affirmative action is now a form of societally administered health care.
In other words, we, flora, fauna, and, indeed, geological features such as rivers and granite outcroppings are equal.
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.