This post is inspired
by Richie "cupcake" Hughes' post over on TSZ
Dick Hughes, is a good, atheist man with his own brand of morality who finds himself in a terrible position: He is in a hospital which has caught fire and he only has time to visit one of two rooms and escape before the whole building comes down, killing all within.
In room A is a beautiful, newborn baby girl. There is time to save only her.
In room B there are 10,000 IVF embryos, each waiting to develop into a wonderful child. There is time to save only them.
1) Save the Baby
2) Save the IVF embryos
3) Save neither as natural selection knows best
And if (3) Should he even save himself from the fire?
Richie Hughes opines:
Does he *really* believe that NS is a moral system or that we think it is? Everyone knows gravity or electromagnetism have better morals. Not understanding that agent actions are a part of NS probably means you should go away and read about evolution and not opine on it for a decade or two…
LoL! I never said NS is a moral system. If evolutionism is right then there isn't any such thing. Morality would be whatever anyone wanted it to be. And agent actions would only be part of NS if evolutionism is true. Richie needs to shut up for more than two decades as he is totally clueless.
And yes, Allan Miller, it has been proven that I understand natural selection better than at least some evos, li,e Richie.