Zimmer on Animal Morality
I just came across this post at Carl Zimmer's blog discussing some further examples of disgusting (both morally and physically) mating rituals around the animal kingdom. He was replying to the same New York Times article I discussed in my previous post. He has it exactly right. If conservatives expect us to learn good moral lessons from the penguins, they need to explain why we shouldn't also learn lessons from the vastly more common examples of wretched animal conduct.