Of the various questions raised in the theist/atheist debate, here’s one that has, I believe, occasioned more witless commentary than any other.
Of course we are animals in the strictly biological sense, as are clams, flies, and bacteria. But not in the moral sense.
Jerry Coyne is surprised at the outrage that atheist ethicist Peter Singer has received for advocacy of infant euthanasia.
I’m confident Coyne will be outraged by this proposal — as he should be. However, this is exactly how we treat dogs.
An email correspondent of ours isn’t showing enough respect for hybrid black-tip sharks as a meaningful illustration of “evolution” in action.