[Marxism] What we share with animals
dwaltersMIA at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 18:23:25 MST 2009
Juan was making a similar point than mine. "Value" has an understanding
that is uniquely human, or proven so far. When I stated this I meant it
as verb, that is similar to "appreciation". That animals feel pain is a
reason not to torture animals. It doesn't mean we shouldn't eat them.
That they feel pain is not a 'value' in any definition of the word. Pain
is a biological response. Clams feel pain. Squirt some lemon on them and
they react. That they 'value' anything is absurd. Singer's views extent
to clams. It extends to crickets. And so on, absurdum. No lines are
Two quail die. Unfortunate (because I can "value" quail on several
levels, unlike the unfortunate examples). Hold a funeral? I think not.
In fact I can think of somethings to do with wild quail killed in this
manner. Which I think is more respectful of their 'gift' than upholding
them "equally" to humans as some on this list would do.
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