Re: SOC/LAW: Chimp Rights

From: Bryan Moss (
Date: Sat Feb 05 2000 - 12:41:54 MST

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

> ... unless I can justify this grant in selfish terms, I
> find it difficult to support rationally.

- It's a law *based on the acceptance of evolution*.

- It cuts through our illusions of divinity.

- It weakens arguments that transhumanity is 'inhuman'
  (or at the very least implies divergent species should
  be granted the same basic rights as humans).

- It sets a wonderful precedent for our super-intelligent


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