"Power of the Penguins"
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This short paper looks at an article by P. McKnight, called "Power of the Penguins: Myths and Morals of the Religious Right", in which he criticizes the religious right for making assumptions about the morals of penguins in the movie "March of the Penguins". The paper outlines McKnight's arguments as to why the animals do not exemplify any moral behavior because as animals they have no morals. The paper looks at McKnight's arguments and discusses their validity.
From the Paper:"Power of the Penguins: Myths and Morals of the Religious Right In this article, McKnight defies the Christian right's arguments that penguins in the film March of the Penguins can be used as examples of morally superior beings that humans should emulate. McKnight's main arguments are that the penguins in the film do not support the Right-wing arguments that penguins exemplify monogamy, practice self-sacrifice for their children and mates, are pro-life or are moral in any way shape or form. According to McKnight, not only are these claims not shown in the movie, they are not even supported by other evidence."
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