As we learn more from research about how various life forms respond to experiences, a more complex picture may raise political issues.
Earlier this month, just in time for the release of Robert J. Marks’s book Non-Computable You, the story broke.
We have even seen one professor declare the supposed personhood of peas. Now, it is insects’ turn at being anthropomorphized.
I have no complaint against people who refrain from consuming animal products. Making choices based on one’s moral view is an aspect of human exceptionalism.
Bioethicist Wesley Smith examines the meaning of the term “personhood” and its implications for human rights.