This article, published by Psychology Today, quotes Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Wesley J. Smith:
In short, Smith is claiming that humans are fundamentally different and they deserve to be uniquely valued. In contrast, Bekoff is claiming humans represent simply another branch in the animal kingdom that should be afforded no more or less value than other animals. Both agree, though, that the answer you give to this question has many ramifications for how you live your life.
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