Listen to the man’s own words, which cite science as playing at least some role in his thinking.
It’s always encouraging when this happens. The problem is, it happens all too rarely.
The time for eulogies is now, but that time will pass.
The interesting psychological issue here turns upon the question of whether these people are deliberately lying or not.
Of course we are animals in the strictly biological sense, as are clams, flies, and bacteria. But not in the moral sense.