The abortion debate over the last 50 years can be summarized as the entrenchment of both sides, abortionists and antiabortionists, without any signs of compromise or resolving this issue. Why is this? Is it because it is safer and fulfilling to just shout at each other from across the aisle. Or because it does not take much talent to do so? Or nobody wants to be seen as surrendering? . . . add your own reasons. A conspiratress would say it is to distract from other problems that Big Brother does not want you to investigate.
In my opinion, this is such a waste of human talent and time which could be better utilized to address problems such as big pharma, spiraling health care costs, banksters, green energy, and space exploration. But a shouting match is safe, satisfying and gives a false sense of accomplishment.
Let’s take a different tack. The gist of the abortion debate can be summarized in one sentence, is the life of the baby more important than the life of the mother? “Life” being used in a very loose manner. The antiabortionist would say “yes”. And there lies their paradox. The abortionist would say “no”. And here is their weakness. How would you define life?
What is life? Some examples in a hierarchical order are. (1) In Scotland, Prof. Lee Cronin is attempting to create non-carbon based inorganic life. Our entire planetary ecosystem is carbon-based organic life. (2) There are viruses which are essentially biochemical machines. (3) There are dead cells and live cells. (4) Venter has created synthetic life from scratch. (5) Somewhere after that point biologist are attempting to bring back to life extinct species. (6) We are alive. (7) And finally, brain dead living —> Read More