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Old Feb 24, '12, 4:30 pm
irishpatrick irishpatrick is offline
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Default Re: Dolphins deserve same rights as humans, say scientists.

Originally Posted by cornbread_r2 View Post
OK, it's not a chimp, but still...

I see what you mean. It's like: Ponies can't be animals, they're ponies!!
Nope, humans are levels about animals--other than the general "stuff" everything is made from, there is NO comparison at all.

Your analogy should have been something like: a rock cannot be an animal. Now, that would be apt.

Here is the most accurate statement:

A rock cannot be an animal, just as an animal cannot be a human. A human cannot be an animal, just as an animal cannot be a rock.

There is a defined heiarchy to nature and humans are atop that chain and cannot be anything, but humans.
Cardinal George in 2011:

"I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history."
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