Monday, June 14, 2010

Peter Singer Just Wants Us All Dead - Aren't We Lucky?

Peter Singer gets stranger and stranger. Its amazing what he gets away with because he’s a university professor. This, from last week, where he makes some pretty dangerous points. Don’t make the mistake of underestimating his outlandish ideas – he’s revered by millions, especially the pro-deathers.
Should This Be the Last Generation?
Have you ever thought about whether to have a child? If so, what factors entered into your decision? Was it whether having children would be good for you, your partner and others close to the possible child, such as children you may already have, or perhaps your parents? For most people contemplating reproduction, those are the dominant questions. Some may also think about the desirability of adding to the strain that the nearly seven billion people already here are putting on our planet’s environment. But very few ask whether coming into existence is a good thing for the child itself. Most of those who consider that question probably do so because they have some reason to fear that the child’s life would be especially difficult — for example, if they have a family history of a devastating illness, physical or mental, that cannot yet be detected prenatally. more

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