Based on the same fossil evidence, there is obviously much room for speculation and quite different opinions.
The activists are right about one thing. Rights of nature would be far more effective in impeding development and extracting wealth from the land than the current system.
Be it noted that “nature rights” is not aimed primarily at preventing pollution.
Lake Erie would be able to sue whenever any enterprise engaged in activities that the most radical environmentalist in the city opposed.
Beauty does not come from randomness. It is beauty, not ugliness that must be explained.