Norway Knights Penguin, Ostrich Denied Again

Critter News

Nils Olav, a king penguin on the Norwegian King's Guard , was bestowed a knighthood for simultaneously defusing an IED while taking out a machine gun in Iraq. OK, I don't think Norway even has troops in Iraq.

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Thomas E. Hill Jr on the Basis of Human Dignity

Animal Ethics

That is, he not only conforms to the principles that he freely adopted but does so because they are principles that he freely and rationally adopted. It was, I suggest, to a large extent because he felt that the noblest feature of humanity is the capacity to be self-governing, to adopt principles without being influenced by sensuous motives and then to live by them whatever the contingencies. President Bush's invasion of Iraq could have been right (i.e.,