The Bible and Human ‘Dominion’ Over Animals: Superiority or Responsibility?

s-ANIMAL-RIGHTS-miniAnyone who lives with animals or has observed them at any length will tell you that they can seem pretty darn smart. 2010-08-13- Recent studies confirm that they are, in diverse ways and to varying degrees. That’s the point of the magazine article. So why our history of ignorance, why our dismissal of them as “just a dog” or “just a bird”? The article pins partial blame on the Bible — on one sentence in particular — and the absolute authority that people give to such biblical texts.

via Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.: The Bible and Human ‘Dominion’ Over Animals: Superiority or Responsibility?.

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