This kind of thinking drives me nuts. First, we don’t treat animals as mere things or as being akin to inanimate objects.
“Animal standing” is really a Trojan horse to allow animal rights extremists to seek court rulings enforcing their own ideology.
Peter Thiel assailed the “Atheist Church,” as he calls the universities, calling for outsiders to push for a reformation that the academic priesthood will never undertake on its own.
An observation by Rowan Williams, that many of us “don’t want to be human,” is a profound insight.
It seems obvious: humans and chimps differ markedly. But as Wesley Smith noted yesterday, it is not so obvious to the editors of Human Evolution.