Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than for November 07, 2015

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    waycyber  over 8 years ago

    Usually good stuff here. Dawkins? Not so much. Pseudo philosophy based on statistics.

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    mdhutton1949  over 8 years ago

    Two fallacies in one simple phrase.“muder unborn babies”

    First, murder is the illegal, premeditated taking of life. Abortion is not illegal.

    Second, there is no such thing as an “unborn baby”…you might as well protest the number of “undead corpses” wandering the streets. Both describe stages in the progression of existence from zygote to corpse, and both need to pass certain milestones before an entity maybe named as such i.e. a baby needs to have been born and a corpses needs to have died.

    “without the slightest thought”

    Most, if not all, women give the matter serious thought before terminating their pregnancy.

    When your arguments against an ages old medical practice are nothing more than appeals to emotion then you have removed yourself from the debate and entered into propaganda.

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    chromosome Premium Member over 8 years ago

    The women I know who have had abortions did not do it thoughtlessly. They agonized over their choices. Also, the cartoon isn’t talking about the lives lost to abortion, but the statistical probability of what would be possible within all the eggs and sperm produced by humans.

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    Strider Keninginne Premium Member over 8 years ago

    The Psalms in the Bible (as well as the book of Job) are profound on a level that Richard Dawkins can only grasp at.

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    benbrilling  over 8 years ago

    Why do those who are so concerned about “unborn babies” have so little concern for those who are born and living in poverty?

    And how about all those who’s life gets cut short in wars before they ever have a chance to become poets and scientists.

    And how about those in the future who will be suffering from global warming caused floods, storms, droughts, and mega-migrations?

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    nawsa Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Dawkins is not anti-abortion. Fact is that hundreds of sperm are released in 1 ejaculation; most of woman’s eggs go to waste as the time necessary for the two 1/2 starter fetus to meet is limited, etc. Priest and nuns are probably responsible for millions never being even conceived. Nature has obviously allowed for far more than are needed.

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