Look what a frivolous culture we are becoming, with the private sector increasingly fueling our intellectual and moral decline.
Granting “rights” to nature — including geological features — profoundly undermines the concept of “rights” itself.
The text is too long to present here, so I will give one example: the “right to evolve.” The authors note that “evolution” has many meanings.
If a squirrel or mushroom and all other earthly entities somehow possess rights, the vibrancy of rights withers.
In other words, we, flora, fauna, and, indeed, geological features such as rivers and granite outcroppings are equal.