Voice for Life | To value and protect human life
In the 1990s, I found the dating issue enthralling and saw it assailed by fringe theorists and by . A couple of decades later, I reached the understanding that, like all sciences, dating has its limitations and the enthusiasm for a new technique can become a little too exuberant, but dating techniques and technologies have greatly improved in my lifetime. Dating the , and using 100,000-year increments to place the dates, may seem a conceit, thinking that scientists can place that event with that precision, but over the years my doubts have diminished. When and can be tested, and the findings support not only Earth’s age previously determined by myriad methods, but also support the prevailing theories for the solar system’s and Moon’s formation, call me impressed. Controversies will persist over various finds and methods used, and scientific fraud certainly occurs, but taken as a whole, those converging lines of independently tested evidence make it increasingly unlikely that the entire enterprise is a mass farce, delusion, or even a conspiracy, as many from the fringes continue to argue. There is still a , and it is not a parody. I have looked into fringe claims for many years and few of them have proven valid; even if many were, their potential importance to the human journey was often minor to trifling. As the story that this essay tells comes closer to today’s humanity, orthodox controversies become more heated and fringe claims proliferate.
How should our society assign value to human life ..
Category: essays research papers; Title: The Value of Human Life
As the father of one of those officers, I was not well pleased during those Congressional hearings in 2009 to be condescendingly lectured by a member of Congress on the value of human life and to have my view on that matter, which is shared by literally every American economist, written off as that of a “German philosopher of yesterday” — most probably meant as an allusion to Nazi ideology.
Philosophy Essays: Value of Human Life in Utopian Society
In a future post, I shall describe how economists try to infer the value Americans implicitly put on human life in their daily decisions and what values have been found in empirical research.