When science is considered the only route to knowledge, scientific experts are given the right to rule, and science becomes totalitarian.
Our care and treatment of animals arise from human duties, not conjuring rights for animals out of ideological zeal.
Why the alarm? Remember, it only takes one judge.
Transhumanists and other anti-human exceptionalists have been arguing of late that artificial-intelligence machines are destined to become so sophisticated that they will become “self-aware.”
The point here isn’t to prevent abuse, if it exists. We have animal-welfare laws for that.