Sunday, September 23, 2012

Imagine A Being Like Nature

Tauriq Moosa:


I want to put an end to this argument, since I’m seeing it frequently touted and pointed to and nodded at like a mantra. Phrase it however you want: “it’s natural”, “it’s a biological urge”, or the corollary, “it’s unnatural”, “not even animals do it”, etc. There are variations - but the essential theme is to line up a (moral) claim with something called “nature”.

Heh heh. Join the club, my friend.

2 comments:

noel said...

Just read the Coyote Crossing link. Had to wipe off my screen. Randy had to come see what I was laughing at. The explanation seemed to alarm him.

noel said...

Wiki has covered it, too:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naturalistic_fallacy