Saturday, February 19, 2005

Related to the archaeology debate is this story about Edom which a friend pointed out. One of the problems with relying on silence is that there is always the risk that someone will find what you said was not there. This is always a test for anyone - do you admit you got it wrong or stick to your guns? Somehow, I can't see the minimalists going away any time soon.

Thanks to Layman for his comments on organ sale. I think that the problem of people wanting to get their hands on organs early is dealt with by using the life assurance system. The insurance company has no incentive to let anyone die early as they are the ones who have to pay out on that event (the sale of organs is not going to offset the entire cost of the pay out). Meanwhile, the organ donor has already got their benefit from lower premiums. So I do not think any new pressure towards euthanasia (which I oppose completely, of course) is brought to bear here.


Anonymous said...

About the organ donation, as a Christian "intellectual" I'm sure you know of your god's favourite methods for killing people, for example -

“Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up” (Hosea 13:16).

When your god orders you to rip up a baby from a mother's womb perhaps you could grab a few of her organs too?

Just think - What Would Jehovah Do?

Anonymous said...

One wonders if Mr Carr (or whoever posted that) has any original ideas that he didn't take off of a bumpersticker