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Is it time for plant liberation?

Commentary / World Feb 6, 2022

Is it time for plant liberation?

Plants don't have central nervous systems, nor the neurons that form the consciousness of animals, but they have dopamine and serotonin, that function like neurotransmitters.

'Beefatarians' not wanted

Commentary / World Jul 14, 2021

'Beefatarians' not wanted

Now that we can see that eating red meat affects the entire planet in a manner that none of us want, it is time for governments to end their support for it.

Keeping free speech safe

Commentary / World Jun 9, 2021

Keeping free speech safe

There was a time when the threat to academic freedom in democratic countries came primarily from the right. Today, however, most of the opposition to freedom of thought comes from the left.