My title is adapted from a 2012 article by two philosophers, Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva. The article was titled “After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?” Giubilini and Minerva argued that “fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons.” In a follow-up article defending their position, the authors pointed out that “Catholic and pro-life philosophers,” among others, hold that “fetuses and newborns share the same moral status.”
I am not a Roman Catholic, but the published Roman Catholic view is that fetuses, like newborns, have full human rights: “From the moment of conception… a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person — among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.” Giubilini and Miverva simply turned the logic around and argued that since “abortion is largely accepted,” newborns (like fetuses) do not have the rights of a person.Why Should a Baby Live? by Jonathan Wells
Nobody ever said that Satan was stupid.
And rest assured, one of the reasons (the major reason?) why materialists are materialists in the first place is to get away from all those loathsome Divine Laws.
Far better to have laws that are determined by the masses.
With a certain amount of guidance from the Right Sort, of course.
What Is Science?
Before I answer the questions, I will explain what I mean by “science.” In one sense, science is the enterprise of seeking truth by formulating hypotheses and testing them against the evidence. If a hypothesis is repeatedly tested and found to be consistent with the evidence, we may tentatively regard it as true. If it is repeatedly found to be inconsistent with the evidence, we should revise it or reject it as false. This is empirical science.
In a second sense, science can refer to the enterprise of providing natural explanations for everything — that is, accounting for all phenomena in terms of material objects and the physical forces among them. But this is equivalent to materialistic philosophy, which regards material objects and physical forces as the only realities. Mind, free will, spirit, and God are considered illusions. This is materialistic science.
In a third sense, science can refer to the scientific establishment, which consists of people who are trained and employed to conduct research in various areas. The majority opinion of this group is referred to as “the scientific consensus.” Unfortunately, the scientific consensus has changed many times in the course of history, so it is not a reliable guide to the truth. And although many people in the scientific establishment do excellent empirical science, the scientific consensus is currently dominated by materialistic philosophy.
I am not a materialist, and I do not rely on the scientific consensus. For me, science is empirical, and what matters is the evidence. So I will rely on evidence in attempting to answer the two questions I posed above.Why Should a Baby Live? by Jonathan Wells
Yes, not only do we have to discuss
…why we should not kill babies,
…and why men aren’t women even if the State and the Media says so,
…and why things can’t make themselves, even if you wait billions of years (No wonder Darwinians are growing to hate the falsification principle!)
…we ALSO have to spend time discussing why Science does not, by definition, means “whatever the Scientific Establishment say it is.”
All this energy, that MUST be spent stomping out time-wasting nonsense, because of the:
- cowardice and timidly,
- academic failure
- and escapism/mysticism
- combined with fearfulness/faithlessness
of our Christian forefathers, who by their passive retreatism/”Two-kingdom” lies (and it’s replacement of the Kingdom of God with church tyrannies) allowed these evil rotting delusions take root and grow strong and flourish.
This is what happens when Christians run away from the enemy, and flee their responsibility to expand the Kingdom of God – truth, justice, excellence, the rule of law, the protection of life, liberty, property.
Now, once again, we must expand the Kingdom in our lives, our families, our churches, our neighbourhoods, our schools and businesses… and, yes, when we are mature and experienced and proven ourselves in the eyes of the public, even in the courts.
“Politics fourth.. but, yes, politics and law, in it’s own good time. After we are ready in the eyes of God and men.”