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.
Our brains have vastly more ability than is needed for survival, most notably the capacity for language and abstract thought.