A study in PNAS has gotten tons of affectionate press, probably because puppies are so darned cute.
Corey Lee Wrenn argues that what is done to an animal should be judged in the same fashion as if the same thing were done to a human.
Their review pretty much completely misses the mark. Nonetheless, it is a good illustration of how sincere-yet-perplexed professional evolutionary biologists view the data.
Once again, we find that if radicals envision it, eventually we will try to go there.
Whether in Warner Bros. cartoons, old jokes, or on Twitter, a good deal of humor has been derived from supposing that animals could talk.