Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fuzzy Thinking

A professor posted the following statement on his door.  It's next to a picture of a man walking past a matted, forlorn kitten.

"Science may have found a cure for most evils but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings."

1) What about the apathy of penguins?
2) What about survival of the fittest?
3) What enables you to make value judgments?

As James R. White said in his debate on campus this spring, "You're borrowing from my worldview."  You can't simultaneously tell me that man is no more than an animal, and tell me that humans have a great moral responsibility to other animals.  Morality has no meaning if it has no absolute foundation.  The strongest statement you can say is, "I don't like that you've done this."  You can never say "What you've done is wrong."

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