Bugs, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty: "The most compelling objection to animal rights, to my mind, has long been... bugs. Bugs are animals. Every human being directly kills bugs just by walking - and indirectly kills bugs by renting and buying constructed housing. Yet I've never heard even a strict vegan express a word of moral condemnation for this mass animal killing"
So what? I've previous defended what I call the Argument from Conscience. The gist of it:
1. If even morally scrupulous advocates of view X don't live in accordance with X, the best explanation is that they don't really believe X.
2. If even the dedicated advocates of X don't really believe X, X is probably false.
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