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Seeking and Finding

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist

March 9, 2017

Filed under OPINION

Why is it that so often those most likely to talk about the virtues of detachment struggle the most with their obsessions? To take an example, Herman Hesse, the great writer of "Siddhartha," suffered breakdowns repeatedly over the course of his life, sometimes resulting in long stays in mental institutions....

Is an animal a person?

Jessica Parker

October 14, 2014

Filed under Darwin's Finches

Do nonhumans have certain rights that we aren't currently granting them? This is one of the questions addressed in a case regarding chimpanzee personhood that is currently going though the New York Supreme Court. The Nonhuman Rights Project is pursuing lawsuits on behalf of several chimpanzees in...

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