Today's post continues from the last one:
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Monday, 28 July 2014
Today's post plumbs new lows, even for SN:
I can defend abortion without defending infanticide using only four words: “bodily autonomy” and “Schelling fence”A Schelling fence is a highly salient stopping point on what might otherwise be a slippery slope. Even leaving aside the medical evidence that there is a step change in a newborn's level of consciousness at the point where they start to breathe air, there is the completely undeniable fact that after birth is the first point at which medical decisions can be made independently for mother and child (which is an important qualitative change). Then, the fact that this question is even being asked highlights the fact that birth—even more than ‘viability’—is the most salient point in the whole process of child development.
Friday, 25 July 2014
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
I think the only response to this is “so what?”
Monday, 21 July 2014
I think this one can be summed up as “don't try to learn Bayesian reasoning from William Lane Craig”.
Saturday, 19 July 2014
Friday, 18 July 2014
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Heschmeyer does not seem to acknowledge that his initial point cuts both ways — being primed to believe in the existence of demons is actually even more analogous to having previously learned to associate the shapes and colours of playing cards.