Granting “rights” to nature — including geological features — profoundly undermines the concept of “rights” itself.
Far from being humble, primitive steppingstones to higher life, microbes display superpowers that so-called “higher” forms of life depend on.
Need technology to fight the effects of technology? Look instead to living things that already have solutions.
At most, the story shows a change in the proportions of two varieties of the same species.
Two years ago the Ojibwe tribe granted wild rice the “right to exist,” which could be said to be a synonym for a right to life.