You think if Darwinian theory had emerged not in the dark age of the 19th century but in our own woke era, it would be different? No, it wouldn’t.
Apparently orcas are threatened in an area of Canadian waters. The government has suggested voluntary sanctuaries.
I have long believed that “being alive” is the fundamental predicate to possessing even rudimentary intrinsic moral value.
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.
That Darwinism seems even superficially plausible depends completely on the ability of living things to reproduce themselves without significant degradation.