Courts grant Neanderthals personhood, freeing them from medical experimentation.
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13-12-2013, 08:44 AM
RE: Courts grant Neanderthals personhood, freeing them from medical experimentation.
(12-12-2013 10:43 PM)Lion IRC Wrote:  There's no point asking animals what they like.
They cant give informed consent.
*phew*
Imagine if they could!

Disclaimer - Any similarity between the above post and a slippery slope argument is purely coincidental

Children and the mentally ill/disabled cannot provide informed consent either.

Chimps have displayed an ability to understand what others are thinking. This is known as "theory of mind." This is something that human children do not display until around age 5. Chimps can therefore be empathetic. Chimps have displayed altruistic behavior. With appropriate language training, chimps have communicated with humans, sharing their wants/needs/desires.
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RE: Courts grant Neanderthals personhood, freeing them from medical experimentation. - jaguar3030 - 13-12-2013 08:44 AM
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