Readers may recall that Barash, of the University of Washington, is the hubristic materialist who intentionally tries to destroy the religious faith of his students.
Buggs isn’t the only qualified biologist who has looked at arguments from MHC genes against Adam and Eve and found them lacking.
The point here isn’t to prevent abuse, if it exists. We have animal-welfare laws for that.
Attempts to deny the exceptional qualities of human beings and conflate us with animals share a tendency to self-destruct.