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Should You Tread On That Bee?
Psychology Today blog post: Walking along the path to your house, you see a honeybee crawling along the ground in front of you. Is there anything wrong with your deliberately treading on it? We have no compunction about cutting flowers or mowing grass. These are living things. Why is the case of honeybees any different? If you are Rene Descartes, the great French philosopher of the seventeenth century, the answer is simple: there is no difference. Honeybees are natural automa