September 1, 2012
Who Would Fail to Help a Baby Fighting to Survive?
A thought experiment: A living newborn baby is found abandoned. What would you do? Would you wonder what the mother's intentions were and base your actions on her decision? Would you walk away? Would you stand there and watch the newborn struggle? Would you kill the baby? Would you do whatever you could to help the child? I would suggest that if you put this question to just about anyone, they would choose the last answer. Responding to a baby with love is not just some unexplainable instinct. It's not just morally the right thing to do. It's how we're biologically hard-wired as humans. And thank goodness. But what of a person who seems to defy this hard wiring? What would you make of people who would act on any of the first four options above? Would they seem cold and calculating? Would they seem like a person with some sort of mental illness? Would they seem like someone who is missing an essential core? And so we have such a rarified person sitting in the oval office. For...(Read Full Post)