posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 10:55 AM
reply to post by JR MacBeth
As usual Maslo, your logic is excellent. While I don't always agree with your positions, I respect that you have the courage to lay it out, even if
in doing so, it will bother the average person.
Thanks for the appreciation.
And yes, I believe honesty (to others, and also to yourself) is a very valuable virtue.
I know someone will be here shortly to scold me and say that "science" is on their side, but from my point of view, something like "personhood"
(and rights that go with it) is out of the realm of science. I suppose advancements can be made, but I would have a hard time thinking that science
will resolve the matter. It can shed light on the issue, it can perhaps help with the limits, and reasons you mention, but I can't see how it can
ever do much more than that.
QFT. Thats what prolife advocates sometimes dont get - the question of what qualities should life have to be protected cannot be answered with simple
biology, but it is a question of philosophy, and perhaps morality. It ultimately boils down to the question WHY is murder outlawed in our society. Is
it because it is killing of a member of the same species, or is it because is it terminating a sentient, or intelligent being?
I appreciate you shining the light of logic on the topic, and pointing out the inconsistencies. Regardless of a person's position on the matter, I
think they could benefit from at least maintaining internal consistency with the things they (supposedly) believe.
Yes, thats tied to the abovementioned honesty to yourself. If you hold an internally inconsistent stance, that means you are not being honest even
with yourself. How can you then be honest to others?