Much effort and rigor goes into what idea we must dispose of. Is it time to consider that in the early 21. century we are picking up where the age of enlightenment left of in the 18th Century?
A belief that animals where without foresight and empathy is what we fifty-somethings grew up with.
We believed that fishes won’t feel pain since they were not equipped with a voice we could understand.
Alan Alda Douglas Rushkoff Freeman Dyson Helen Fisher Howard Gardner Ian McEwan John Brockman Kevin Kelly Maria Popova Rebecca Newberger Goldstein Sherry Turkle Steven Pinker This Idea Must Die