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Topic: Serious Discussion / Animal Rights

Originally posted by vikaTae

There’s some merit to giving them equivalent rights to the capability of their brains to reason. We might legally give personhood to dolphins or elephants say, both being creatures with highly developed brains and a capability to think logically and share with others.

As we move down through the species, brains become progressively simpler and less well ordered. The cortex begins to dwindle in importance – and higher reasoning fades along with it.

Unless someone does some serious tinkering – either surgical or genetic – to a rodent family for example, there’s no reason we would ever consider them for any legal definition of ‘personhood’. There’s just not enough there to ever be considered a person, and nothing likewise, to give any rights to.

Why don’t ya work on helping out special-ed kids first before moving onto other species?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Animal Rights

Originally posted by vikaTae:

There’s some merit to giving them equivalent rights to the capability of their brains to reason. We might legally give personhood to dolphins or elephants say, both being creatures with highly developed brains and a capability to think logically and share with others.

As we move down through the species, brains become progressively simpler and less well ordered. The cortex begins to dwindle in importance – and higher reasoning fades along with it.

Unless someone does some serious tinkering – either surgical or genetic – to a rodent family for example, there’s no reason we would ever consider them for any legal definition of ‘personhood’. There’s just not enough there to ever be considered a person, and nothing likewise, to give any rights to.

Wait, you actually want to go and thinker with an animals brain and make its thought processes equal to a human’s level? LOL. What next, are we gonna be making vegetables that can sing?

Evolution isn’t moving towards creating a perfect species. It’s for the situation. Dogs got their brains for a certain reason, same with humans and dolphins and every other animal.

Listen Doc, why don’t you find a way to fix the brains of the special-ed kids before moving onto other species. You might find some better results ;)