::written circa. Spring 2010.
The idea that animals should be treated as if they were humans, infers that humans and animals are the same.
Though I might believe this to be true, in a comparative anatomical and physiological perspective, I refuse to believe that I am like a dog. I possess two defining characteristics, as Horner states, which are reason and free will. I strongly believe that evolution has placed human beings at the apex of all living organisms. As natural selection proceeds, it is the responsibility of future biologists and other scientists, to seek advances for human survival. A good example of these advancements would be to find proper medications to cure diabetes. In order to achieve these goals, first it is vital to freely grasp animal anatomy and physiology through teaching laboratories. By understanding how animals function, only then can we use comparative methodology in order to achieve in a wide range of advancements.