When science is considered the only route to knowledge, scientific experts are given the right to rule, and science becomes totalitarian.
Why the alarm? Remember, it only takes one judge.
This is an excellent move, a very visible and enthusiastic support for human exceptionalism and equal moral worth.
Imagine feeling the need to justify your existence before a Congressional subcommittee.
Jerry Coyne is surprised at the outrage that atheist ethicist Peter Singer has received for advocacy of infant euthanasia.