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Prof: There are evolutionary advantages to pedophilia

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Well, in venues where evolution is a sort of religion, this had to happen:

Dr. Stephen Kershnar, a SUNY Fredonia professor, has been suspended after an investigation into video of Kershnar asserting that opposition to pedophilia is “a mistake” and that there are “evolutionary advantages to child/adult sex.” Kershnar teaches libertarian philosophy (no surprise) and applied ethics (you’ve got to be kidding me). His comments provoked a massive backlash from students that contributed to his suspension.

Kerhsnar actually believes that sexual relationships between children an adults can be a good thing…

It is difficult to exaggerate the vileness of Kershnar’s remarks. “[Attraction to minors is] fairly widespread among young men, particularly young men in our society,” Kershnar stated. There could, he averred, be “evolutionary advantages” to permitting this, and noted that in his view, it is society’s reaction to pedophilia that is problematic rather than pedophilia itself. He does, however, state that he still thinks pedophilia should be illegal, although is not entirely clear how this correlates with his other views.

It is not the fact that a professor holds such repulsive views that concerns me the most. He is not, of course, the first… It is the fact that he has been publicly defended by 153 other professors, who noted that while they might disagree with Kershnar’s conclusions, his academic freedom should allow him to explore this subject.

Jonathan Van Maren, “Ethics professor at New York public university praises ‘evolutionary advantages’ of pedophilia” at Lifesite News (February 10, 2022)

Well, a lot depends on how the prof intends to explore the subject. It would be interesting to see whether the same profs would have supported Eric Hedin looking into intelligent design theory at Ball State University.

Anyway, in the late stages of Darwinism, things come out of the woodwork that would have been smacked back into it early on. The classical Darwinians no longer seem to own the story.

19 Replies to “Prof: There are evolutionary advantages to pedophilia

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    BobRyan says:

    Darwinists, by default, have no moral compass. If there is no absolute right or wrong, then anything is morally permissible. Without God, there are no absolutes. Only if God exist, which all the evidence supports including every law of physics existing, can you have absolute morality.

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    bornagain77 says:

    As to: Dr. Stephen Kershnar,,, there are “evolutionary advantages to child/adult sex.”

    Apparently, according to Peter Singer, currently professor of bioethics at Princeton University, there are also evolutionary advantages to infanticide.

    Australia Awards Infanticide Backer Peter Singer Its Highest Honor – 2012
    Excerpt: Singer is best known for advocating the ethical propriety of infanticide. But that isn’t nearly the limit of his odious advocacy. Here is a partial list of some other notable Singer bon mots:
    – Singer supports using cognitively disabled people in medical experiments instead of animals that have a higher “quality of life.”
    – Singer does not believe humans reach “full moral status” until after the age of two. Singer supports non-voluntary euthanasia of human “non-persons.”
    – Singer has defended bestiality.
    – Singer started the “Great Ape Project” that would establish a “community of equals” among humans, gorillas, bonobos, chimpanzees, and orangutans.
    – Singer supports health-care rationing based on “quality of life.”
    – Singer has questioned whether “the continuance of our species is justifiable,” since it will result in suffering.
    – Singer believes “speciesism” — viewing humans as having greater value than animals — is akin to racism.
    http://www.lifenews.com/2012/0.....est-honor/

    Well apparently, in Darwinian morality, if you can merely imagine “child/adult sex” and “infanticide” to be ‘evolutionarily advantageous’ in some way, shape, or form, then that makes “child/adult sex” and “infanticide” morally OK and therefore morally justifiable.,,, Needless to say, leading Darwinists are clearly, and utterly, morally lost.

    Jesus has a very different ‘moral view’ about harming children.

    Matthew 18:5-6
    And whoever welcomes a little child like this in My name welcomes Me. But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

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    Lieutenant Commander Data says:

    In the 3rd century St. Anthony the Great: “The time will come for people to go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will rise up against him, telling him that he is mad, because he is not like them.”

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    AndyClue says:

    A philosopher mentioning unfashionable ideas in an academic leftist cancel culture is practically suicide.

    Btw. the article starts with “I’m not fan of cancel culture, but…”. Lol. I call bullsh*t. Why does the author talk about “evolutionary advantages to pedophilia” but never mentions any single one of them?

    @bornagain77:

    Jesus has a very different ‘moral view’ about harming children.

    Kershnar agrees with Jesus :

    What he says in the podcast appears to be that adult-child sexual activity is wrong either when it is against the will of the child or when it involves harm to the child.
    https://dailynous.com/2022/02/03/kershnar-cycle-reactivated/

    Let me do news’ job here. Your can listen to the podcast here: https://anchor.fm/braininavat/episodes/Sexual-Taboos–Stephen-Kershnar-e1dlqgp

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    Silver Asiatic says:

    LCD @ 3. Great quote! I think that time he warns about has arrived.

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    Silver Asiatic says:

    AC

    Kershnar agrees with Jesus

    Jesus said, “Out of the heart proceeds evil thoughts, of murder, adultery, and fornication, things that defile a person.”

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    Mark from CO says:

    AC;

    Kershnar agrees with Jesus :

    Regarding:
    “What he says in the podcast appears to be that adult-child sexual activity is wrong either when it is against the will of the child or when it involves harm to the child.”

    Let’s be clear. Jesus would never qualify adult-child sexual activity. It would be wrong whether the child agrees or doesn’t agree with the act. It would be wrong whether the act harms the child or not. It is wrong, no if, ands or buts…

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    Seversky says:

    Pedophilia is wrong because it is the duty of any civilized society to protect its weakest and most vulnerable members. Children lack the knowledge and experience to make informed judgements about such matters and they need to be shielded from predators who would exploit their ignorance and innocence for personal gratification. Even if an underage girl were willing to have sex with an adult it would still be wrong.

    That said, I think Kershnar should be able to explore these ideas in an academic setting as long as he is not promoting such behavior. It is surely possible for a sociologist to study rape, for example, as a social phenomenon without being presumed to endorse it.

    Besides aren’t there examples from the Old Testament when all the survivors of a defeated people are put to the sword except for virgin females, which would naturally include a lot of under-age girls who were distributed amongst the victorious soldiery as “concubines”? How can such behavior be an offense if it is commanded by God, if it is His will?

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    zweston says:

    “Pedophilia is wrong because it is the duty of any civilized society to protect its weakest and most vulnerable members”
    -Why? Says who? If we all just go back to dirt…why?

    Seversky, appealing to an imagined objective standard that he cannot substantiate. Then takes a swipe at Christianity because of course that will fix his problem. (eye roll)

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    Scamp says:

    Zweston:
    Seversky, appealing to an imagined objective standard that he cannot substantiate. Then takes a swipe at Christianity because of course that will fix his problem. (eye roll)

    Well, Samuel de Champlain, a devout Catholic, did marry a twelve year old when he was in his mid forties.

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    AndyClue says:

    @Silver Asiatic:

    Jesus said, “Out of the heart proceeds evil thoughts, of murder, adultery, and fornication, things that defile a person.”

    Scamp: Well, Samuel de Champlain, a devout Catholic, did marry a twelve year old when he was in his mid forties.

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    AndyClue says:

    @Seversky:

    Pedophilia is wrong because it is the duty of any civilized society to protect its weakest and most vulnerable members.

    Given the ongoing abortion holocaust we see that the civilized society clearly doesn’t give a shi*t about its weakest and most vulnerable members.

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    zweston says:

    Scamp adds another observation that has no actual implications about anything. Nice! At least it caricatures christianity! Nice argumentation.

    Sev…awaiting your response to why pedo is actually wrong.

    If there is no God, then the nazis weren’t wrong, ultimately.

    If Neo-darwinism is correct…then were the nazis wrong?

    We all know the answer…

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    Silver Asiatic says:

    AndyCole

    Kershnar supports fornication, which is condemned by Jesus.
    At this point you could man-up and admit that you’re wrong in saying “Kershnar agrees with Jesus” about pedophilia.
    Or you could pose some irrelevant distractions.

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    Lieutenant Commander Data says:

    Scamp
    Well, Samuel de Champlain, a devout Catholic, did marry a twelve year old when he was in his mid forties.

    😆 I didn’t know that Samuel de Champlain founded Christianity and is the model of Christianity. This message tell more about what kind of human being you are .

    Seversky
    Pedophilia is wrong because it is the duty of any civilized society to protect its weakest and most vulnerable members.

    In atheism nothing is wrong, do not exist duty ,only hypocrisy .
    In Christianity yes it’s wrong because if it ‘s wrong only to watch a woman with lust then all the sexual sins down the road have more and more guilt. ONLY one sexual activity is accepted by God :inside marriage ,between a man and a woman, everything else besides this is wrong.
    PS: Christianity says that it’s wrong even to have relations with your own spouse if you do it for pleasure and not for procreation. Figure that.

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    AndyClue says:

    @SilverAsiatic

    At this point you could man-up and admit that you’re wrong in saying “Kershnar agrees with Jesus” about pedophilia.

    This is comical. I was referring to ba77’s quote and only that! Jesus does agree with Kershnar. Both Jesus and Kershnar don’t want harm to be done to children. Read it for yourself:

    What he says in the podcast appears to be that adult-child sexual activity is wrong either when it is against the will of the child or when it involves harm to the child.

    I’m not sure why you brought up “fornication”, since the obvious solution to that problem would be child-marriage (see Samuel de Champlain). Furthermore I have no knowledge about Kershnar’s views on fornication. Maybe news can help out, but I doubt it. She doesn’t even have a clue about the topic of this blogpost.

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    Yarrgonaut says:

    Zweston @10 The irony is he only believes such things about a society *because of* Christianity. As if the Pre-Christian Pagans were all about protecting the weak.

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    zweston says:

    Ghosted again by the army of black knights of monty python

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