At Nuremberg, doctors were hanged for killing babies for exactly the reasons (a “healing treatment”) mentioned here.
Without intelligent design, how the “the last universal common ancestor of all living organisms” arose remains frustratingly elusive to theorists.
It’s all in the spin, isn’t it? Chirping chipmunks – sorry, prairie dogs – knock down the “the last bastion encircling human exceptionalism.”
These are dangerous times for free speech in the Western world.
Whatever its cause, our moral natures do indeed distinguish us from fauna.