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Lunch with Dr. Nucatola

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Evolutionary thought’s insistence that the world arose spontaneously is our modern-day version of Epicureanism. The idea was then, and continues to be today, motivated by metaphysics, not science. From a scientific perspective the idea is clearly false. That was understood by philosophers of antiquity, but it is understood all the more clearly today. Simply put, modern science has demolished Epicureanism. But ideas die hard, especially ideas that are driven by metaphysical ideas we believe must be true. Overturning Epicureanism and modern day evolutionary thought requires overturning the foundational metaphysics—and that is much more difficult than solving a scientific problem. And so in spite of the science, evolution continues to be a very popular and influential idea. In fact evolution has been tremendously influential in a broad range of political, public policy and social issues. These include wars, holocausts, and abortion. The above video is a good example. It shows evolutionist Deborah Nucatola …  Read More

8 Replies to “Lunch with Dr. Nucatola

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    bornagain77 says:

    Lunch with Dr. Nucatola?

    No thanks. I’m not hungry now because I just got sick to my stomach!

    How Darwin’s Theory Changed the World
    Rejection of Judeo-Christian values
    Excerpt: Weikart explains how accepting Darwinist dogma shifted society’s thinking on human life: “Before Darwinism burst onto the scene in the mid-nineteenth century, the idea of the sanctity of human life was dominant in European thought and law (though, as with all ethical principles, not always followed in practice). Judeo-Christian ethics proscribed the killing of innocent human life, and the Christian churches explicitly forbade murder, infanticide, abortion, and even suicide.
    “The sanctity of human life became enshrined in classical liberal human rights ideology as ‘the right to life,’ which according to John Locke and the United States Declaration of Independence, was one of the supreme rights of every individual” (p. 75).
    Only in the late nineteenth and especially the early twentieth century did significant debate erupt over issues relating to the sanctity of human life, especially infanticide, euthanasia, abortion, and suicide. It was no mere coincidence that these contentious issues emerged at the same time that Darwinism was gaining in influence. Darwinism played an important role in this debate, for it altered many people’s conceptions of the importance and value of human life, as well as the significance of death” (ibid.).

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    Brent says:

    BA, make that a “no lunch for two, please.”

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    Mung says:

    It’s ok. She has permission.

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    Zachriel says:

    Dean_from_Ohio: sells their parts to experimenters

    Nucatola repeatedly clarifies that there is no profit motive. She says: “This is not a new revenue stream the affiliates are looking at. This is a way to offer the patient the service that they want. Do good for the medical community.”

    Nucatola also makes clear at several points that the tissue donation helps medical researchers and is something many patients seek: “I think every one of them is happy to know that there’s a possibility for them to do this extra bit of good in what they do. And I think patients respond most to knowing the types of outcomes that it might contribute to, so, for example, Alzheimer’s research, Parkinson’s research.”

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    Axel says:

    Just seeing that title and her name makes my heart sink.

    I wonder if she has any children. I mean live ones. She reminds me of the Russian partisans during WWII, who used to chop the arms and legs off captured German soldiers and leave them in the middle of the road as a warning.

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    Axel says:

    Glad you’re impressed, Zack. I always thought Dr Mengele was motivated by altruism. Who’d have thought?

    A timely reminder, indeed, Zack. Don’t judge serial killers until you’ve walked in their moccasins and killed a few people yourself for the public good.

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    Zachriel says:

    Axel: A timely reminder

    Whether you agree with abortion or not, the video insinuates that body parts were being sold, a claim which is not supported by the full video.

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