The highest French court tried a cow in 1546. On the assumption that animals possessed a moral sense, capital punishment was the verdict.

Beasts Before the Bar

Quaint court scenes of yesteryear show that ignorance of the law was once no excuse even for an animal.

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DARWIN’S THEORY THAT MATE CHOICE IS EXPLICITLY AESTHETIC WAS A REALLY DANGEROUS IDEA.

Adaptive Aesthetics

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