what’s wrong with speciesism?

Treating humans as special is sometimes decried as ‘speciesism’. After all, the story goes, homo sapiens sapiens is just another species from amongst millions.

It’s a term (of abuse) commonly associated with naturalists with a strong evolutionary/Darwinian bent, criticising more traditional views concerning human dignity and the like. But, if naturalism is true, is there something actually wrong with speciesism, or is just the case that it happens to be distasteful to some people?

Something I might think a bit more about in any case.


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