New religions aren’t necessarily founded already knowing that that is what they are destined to become.
Is it reasonable that two populations would independently hit on an adaptation by chance?
Wesley Smith commented earlier on the struggle, via litigation by the Nonhuman Rights Project (NRP), to grant human-like “rights” to an elephant in the Bronx Zoo.
Our care and treatment of animals arise from human duties, not conjuring rights for animals out of ideological zeal.
Molecular clocks are a relatively simple concept.