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Opening Arguments


You might think from some of my posts that I think environmentalists are the ones most likely to go off the deep end. They might be in the top 5, but the animal-rights people are the ones who are really out there. Just a few quotes:

"The life of an ant and that of my child should be granted equal consideration."

"If the death of one rat cured all diseases, it wouldn't make any difference to me."

Regan when asked which he would save, a dog or a baby, if a boat capsized in the ocean: "If it were a retarded baby and a bright dog, I'd save the dog."


Mitchell Surface
Thu, 10/04/2007 - 1:12pm

Leo, Leo, Leo ...

You know I couldn't let this pass.

Let's take a look at the third statement for example. What criteria should we use to decide who to rescue? And if you say the baby because she's human, please explain how that differs from saying, "Save the baby, because she's white", or black, or male, or female, or gay, or straight.

Maybe knee-jerk responses aren't the best answer?