Outstandingly bright — with eyes that strikingly resemble ours — yet their ancestors split from mammals and birds 600 million years ago.
Even compared to each other, the genomes of three cephalopods studied had been broken up and extensively reorganized.
We are informed at Nautilus, the Templeton Foundation’s magazine, that “ It’s time to take moral emotion in animals seriously.” Really?
Wait. Barash’s hypothesis overlooks the fact that suffering is more than an alarm system. An alarm could be going off in an empty building.
Recent research has created some unexpected ethical problems for the seafood industry.