Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The intellectual vapidity of the Potential People argument.

Each time I see someone raising any number of the incarnations of this kind of idiocy:
"Did you ever conside that the child you just murdered might overcome that poverty and become the doctor that cures cancer and AIDS"
...I want to ask the person responsible if they considered how many potential future AIDS-cure-doctors they denied existence during the time it took them to post/express that brain-fart when they could have been spending it procreating.

There are plenty of arguments to be made against abortion that carry a degree of intellectual appeal. The "future Mozart/Beethoven/Tim Tebow" ridiculousness isn't one of them.

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