What Makes a Person? Part Two: Nonhuman Personhood
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
The term 'nonhuman personhood' might sound paradoxical, but groups of scientists, activists and ethicists are campaigning to give cetaceans, primates and elephants the right to legal personhood. For supporters this move is long overdue, but critics note that our species still hasn't been able to deliver basic rights to millions of actual human beings.
It's argued by some groups that animals like dolphins exhibit some self-awareness and personalities - so what's the argument against them having personhood? Tune in to find out and learn more about nonhuman personhood.
Whether we're talking government secrets, fringe science or ominous claims about the future of humanity, the modern world is riddled with Stuff They Don't Want You To Know. Team up with Ben and Matt in their ongoing quest to dig deeper into the stories between the lines in your history books, behind the black stripes of redacted documents and beyond the official explanations.