Richard Dawkins tweets on abortion: ‘any fetus is less human than an adult pig’

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It would seem the pro-life movement has acquired an unlikely supporter. On Wednesday, Richard Dawkins, a vocal proponent of atheism and the author of The God Delusion, posted a provocative tweet about abortion: With respect to those meanings of "human" that are relevant to the morality of abortion, any fetus is less human than an adult pig.

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Largelanguage

Flint, UK

#327 Apr 12, 2013
Bitner wrote:
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I'm calling bullsh*t on your claim, no more. Stop trying to deflect, and show us this supposed "evidence" you have.
Sexual attraction is based on the brains reaction on how well it percieves the other person is able to produce good offspring, physically.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#328 Apr 12, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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Sexual attraction is based on the brains reaction on how well it percieves the other person is able to produce good offspring, physically.
That's not "evidence". Where is your "evidence"?

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#329 Apr 12, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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Remember, I also called you "unimformed", reluctently, as since you have been polite, I didn't want to look like I was condensing or patronizing.
I was calling you unimformed when it came to issues relating to the evils of homosexuality.
I have evidence that homosexuality is unnatural. It is against what is human, so it is not at all virtious.
Again, I don't worry whether homosexuality is natural or not. I'm any more sure how to define it in terms of naturalness than of evil and virtue, and I certainly don't see it in a religious context. I don't think any of that really matters. If I judge people at all, I prefer to do so based on more easily defined and visible traits such as kindness, empathy, compassion, generosity, independence, and courage. I've found that, except perhaps in the cases of sociopaths and psychopaths, fear, pain, and the resulting anger get in the way of developing and expressing those attributes more often than does a basically hostile nature. Heal the pain and calm the fears, and most people are basically kindly by nature.

We are all uninformed about one thing or another, but I don't think I am about homosexuality. I think that negative feelings towards them come from a societal prejudice that is happily fading, but is clung to by a steadily decreasing majority for purely emotional reasons. When you want to believe something badly enough, you can always find reasons and logic to support the unsupportable, and I think that's what you are doing here. If so, that's your choice, but you are unlikely to enlist more reasonable folk in that belief. Better to become more reasonable yourself.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#330 Apr 12, 2013
Oops--"by a decreasing minority..."
Largelanguage

Flint, UK

#331 Apr 12, 2013
NightSerf wrote:
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Again, I don't worry whether homosexuality is natural or not. I'm any more sure how to define it in terms of naturalness than of evil and virtue, and I certainly don't see it in a religious context. I don't think any of that really matters. If I judge people at all, I prefer to do so based on more easily defined and visible traits such as kindness, empathy, compassion, generosity, independence, and courage. I've found that, except perhaps in the cases of sociopaths and psychopaths, fear, pain, and the resulting anger get in the way of developing and expressing those attributes more often than does a basically hostile nature. Heal the pain and calm the fears, and most people are basically kindly by nature.
We are all uninformed about one thing or another, but I don't think I am about homosexuality. I think that negative feelings towards them come from a societal prejudice that is happily fading, but is clung to by a steadily decreasing majority for purely emotional reasons. When you want to believe something badly enough, you can always find reasons and logic to support the unsupportable, and I think that's what you are doing here. If so, that's your choice, but you are unlikely to enlist more reasonable folk in that belief. Better to become more reasonable yourself.
While I was saying in my opinion that you were unimformed when it came to this gay problem, I'm sure with other things you may be well imformed in, I agree.

Anyway, to the point, I believe homosexuals are warped humans, and aren't any longer human, and have become perverts, selfish, and incapable of empathy, and the like.
Thinking

Bolton, UK

#332 Apr 12, 2013
I reckon it's his zeroth.
Givemeliberty wrote:
The word is uninformed and in your other post it should say.. No respect not know respect as you posted.
English your 2nd language or 3rd?
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“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#333 Apr 12, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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While I was saying in my opinion that you were unimformed when it came to this gay problem, I'm sure with other things you may be well imformed in, I agree.
Anyway, to the point, I believe homosexuals are warped humans, and aren't any longer human, and have become perverts, selfish, and incapable of empathy, and the like.
You contradict yourself. Either they are "warped humans", or they "aren't any longer human". You can't have it both ways. And if they AREN'T human, wtf species do you think they are? And do you have any idea how fricken stupid you are?

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#334 Apr 12, 2013
Why do we often see homosexual behavior even in the animal kingdom?

Satan making those animals behave like that?
Largelanguage wrote:
<quoted text>While I was saying in my opinion that you were unimformed when it came to this gay problem, I'm sure with other things you may be well imformed in, I agree.

Anyway, to the point, I believe homosexuals are warped humans, and aren't any longer human, and have become perverts, selfish, and incapable of empathy, and the like.
Largelanguage

Flint, UK

#335 Apr 12, 2013
Bitner wrote:
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You contradict yourself. Either they are "warped humans", or they "aren't any longer human". You can't have it both ways. And if they AREN'T human, wtf species do you think they are? And do you have any idea how fricken stupid you are?
Insulting someone based on semantics is all you have, "poor thing".
Largelanguage

Flint, UK

#336 Apr 12, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Why do we often see homosexual behavior even in the animal kingdom?
Satan making those animals behave like that?
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Homosexuality spread to the animals.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#337 Apr 12, 2013
Nature made them that way just as nature made you susceptible to superstitious nonsense.
Largelanguage wrote:
<quoted text>Homosexuality spread to the animals.
Largelanguage

Flint, UK

#338 Apr 12, 2013
No, it spread to the animals, fool!

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#339 Apr 12, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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Insulting someone based on semantics is all you have, "poor thing".
Semantics? LOL, no. Your contradiction.

Now, answer the question.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#340 Apr 12, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
No, it spread to the animals, fool!
Feel free to offer some proof of this outrageous lie.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#342 Apr 12, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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While I was saying in my opinion that you were unimformed when it came to this gay problem, I'm sure with other things you may be well imformed in, I agree.
Anyway, to the point, I believe homosexuals are warped humans, and aren't any longer human, and have become perverts, selfish, and incapable of empathy, and the like.
Werll then it's a good thing that your opinion means nothing to anyone but you.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#343 Apr 12, 2013
He has to be trolling there. Nobody is really that stupid.
Bitner wrote:
<quoted text>Feel free to offer some proof of this outrageous lie.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#344 Apr 13, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
Bitner, you share the same avatar, stop pretending you aren't Bitner, Givemeliberty.
You .... really are a clueless buffoon who lives in his parent's basement. That's the equality symbol, moron, it's an iconic symbol. Sheesh, you are stupid.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#345 Apr 13, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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Homosexuality spread to the animals.
Wow, you just keep showing how stupid bigotry is. Do you even understand basic biology? Here's something that will blow your mind:

Most species on the planet do not procreate through the dichotomous gender system.

Almost half of those who do procreate through the dichotomous gender system will "shift" genders when the population necessitates it.

Humans are one of the few species which depend on the dichotomous gender system which are not capable of this naturally, it's actually a fluke of nature to be straight.

Now, go look up all this information and actually read things, I know you won't, but at least pretend to like you pretended to study in school.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#346 Apr 13, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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Homosexuality spread to the animals.
How did it spread? You have an assertation, you must have an answer.
Largelanguage

Flint, UK

#347 Apr 13, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Wow, you just keep showing how stupid bigotry is. Do you even understand basic biology? Here's something that will blow your mind:
Most species on the planet do not procreate through the dichotomous gender system.
Almost half of those who do procreate through the dichotomous gender system will "shift" genders when the population necessitates it.
Humans are one of the few species which depend on the dichotomous gender system which are not capable of this naturally, it's actually a fluke of nature to be straight.
Now, go look up all this information and actually read things, I know you won't, but at least pretend to like you pretended to study in school.
In the same way you pretend and hullicinate that your mother loves you!

Animals can only bear offspring through the same sex. An egg and a sperm.

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