Chait writes smart, concise dialogue on these subjects, and seems to have learned more than a thing or two from biologist Scott Turner’s recent book, Purpose and Desire.
When Frank saw signs of life, doctors would dismiss his observation as a “reflex.” How often I have heard that over 25 years of anti-euthanasia advocacy!
One might add that this analysis applies to the world of life as a whole.
A peculiar habit of disassociation is widespread among many who study the brain.
Our brains have vastly more ability than is needed for survival, most notably the capacity for language and abstract thought.