On Independence Day, it’s appropriate to review the sources of our rights as citizens.
Favored by the animal-rights movement, the idea is misanthropic, and I would say, implicitly racist.
Transhumanists and other anti-human exceptionalists have been arguing of late that artificial-intelligence machines are destined to become so sophisticated that they will become “self-aware.”
Knowing who you are, where you came from, is a central purpose of education, and frankly not only in the humanities but in biology.
Thomas Hills argues that we will accord human-style rights to robots because we will come to empathize with them.