The Gross National Debt

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Looking for the line

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Before we get started today, a few items. 1) I will be issuing a challenge. 2) You get to pick everything except one rule. 3) The one rule is your other rules HAVE to be equally applied to everything which is equal. Ready?
Amoeba proteus
Is an amoeba alive? You'd be hard pressed to find anyone who would argue it is not alive. That person would also be roundly declaimed as a fool.

Should our interplanetary rovers ever find an amoeba or other single-cell organism on another planet, the cheers will be global. LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS! HUZZAH!

Life. A single celled organism is life.

What is your definition of life? I suggest - it grows, consumes and produces waste products. Respiration is included in that short definition. If you disagree, then please, define life.

The immediately above image is a blastocyst. A blastocyst grows. It consumes. Does it produce waste? Yes.

Is it alive?

If this was found on Mars, it would be heralded as life on other planets. Depending on where it is found on Earth, it is either life or it is not. What's the difference?

Draw your line in the sand. I don't care where, but draw it. Once drawn, you are not allowed to cross it. Remember, you must set the same set of rules across the board, equally and apply it equally everywhere.

Either life is life or it is not. You pick. Apply the rule equally and across the board.

While not an absolute, a majority of those who seek to ban guns believe in abortion on demand.

Define life.

You may say the amoeba is an independent organism, capable of living on it's own. I disagree. Remove that amoeba from its environment and food source and it will cease to exist as a living entity.

Gimme a line. A straight line. Then, stay on one side or another. If you can't do that, then you have no place demanding abortion be legal or illegal and you have no place deciding whether or not a gun can be legal or illegal.

A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

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