What Aldous Huxley called “an unfortunate remark in Genesis” is really a few remarks that have justified centuries of disregard and abuses against nonhuman animals. Huxley was referring to how flippant remarks became highly influential through history by sheer chance. A few scrawls by an anonymous scribe, detailing what his desert tribe of ancient Hebrews believed concerning humans and the natural world, happened to pass through history on the back of an increasingly dominant religion. That effectively gave to humankind an animal killing, meat-eating manifesto in Genesis.
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And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
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