I view people who have hard-ons for science the same way as I view religious people.
Science is the new religion.
Carl Sagan - “Billions and Billions”
Although I agree that industrial civilization has no respect of or “right to life”, but it is erroneous to say that “nor has there been at any former time”, as indigenous non-industrial cultures were able to live on their land bases for thousands of years without destroying local communities of non-humans. I am sure that Carl knew this, I’m just clarifying for those who think that ecological destruction and animal abuse is the only option for humanity. Industrial civilization characterized by the growth of cities, however, is based on expanding an ever-increasing industrial base and ecological exploitation.
we don’t know that prior cultures have always existed in harmony with their environment. for all we know, there could have been countless civilizations before us that rose and fell, swept away by time.
Kerri Smith, “Taking aim at free will”
Here’s the important message: ‘The brain scan could predict the decisions with 80% accuracy.’