Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Who's More Repulsive than Todd Akin?

If you were wondering if there is anyone more repulsive or ignorant than Todd Akin, I have a nomination for you: William Lane Craig.

Craig completely misunderstands Claire McCaskill's comments about the case, claiming her problem with Akin was simply that he was insensitive.

He also thinks Akin is right because Akin "trusts what experts in the field tell him. He listened to what the doctors told him." Which doctors exactly, Dr. Craig?

Craig thinks Akin is right because "The percentage of abortions that occur every year that involve rape cases is a very small percentage of the total number of abortions performed every year".

Craig says, "People who think that abortion is ethically justified in cases of rape simple reveal they don't understand the logic of the pro-life position". No, we understand your "logic" and we reject it. 

And yet there are people who continue to take both these clowns seriously.


Bayesian Bouffant, FCD said...

He also thinks Akin is right because Akin "trusts what experts in the field tell him. He listened to what the doctors told him."

This reminds me of Justice Scalia's dissent in the case of Edwards v. Aguillard.
If you can find "experts" to tell you what you want to hear, then you are justified in believing them.

Bayesian Bouffant, FCD said...

At about 16:00 WLC presents a situation in which you have a young girl and boy present who were conceived by rape, and asks, would it be acceptable to kill them, just because of the way they were conceived? His answer, obviously not. But (judging from past comments by WLC) I guess if Yahweh commanded you to kill them, then it would be just peachy.

Also, ~ 2:00, "literal feeding frenzy." Bad use of the word literal by someone claiming to be intelligent and educated.

Takis Konstantopoulos said...

You are absolutely right. This guy (Craig) is a vermin.

Anonymous said...

I submitted a comment saying that the doctor they're talking about is Dr. John C. Willke which I guess was either moderated or lost? If moderated, I'm not sure why; I just stated a fact. My opinion is that Dr. Willke is at least as repulsive as Akin if not moreso for using his authority as an MD and discredited science to push a repulsive agenda.

Jeffrey Shallit said...

All comments are moderated to avoid spam. You need to be patient - I don't read the comments 24 hours a day.

All comments are posted unless they are (a) spam (b) advertising something (c) anti-semitic Holocaust denial crap (d) truly vile.

Gerry said...

Isn't (c) a proper subset of (d)?