Peter Singer has argued that animals, like humans, deserve protection because of their ability to suffer.
Scientists aren’t like “everyone else”: because of the prestige they enjoy, the impact of their being “uncritical of things that [they] want to believe” is tremendous. It can be quite corrosive, quite malign.
The culture of death — the dehumanization of the vulnerable and the unwanted — is fast upon us.
This is not a slippery slope. This is an ice cliff.
Jerry Coyne argues, astonishingly, that the vulnerability of handicapped children justifies killing them.