If you’re one of the three people who reads this here premier “web log ,” you may once in a blue moon have checked out the New York Times op-ed page. You might even recognize the names of the columnists, who every day spout the most conventionally wise of the conventional wisdom. This is a feature that is dedicated to these folks, highlighting one line that is either funny, ridiculous, strange, or actually intelligent or well-written.
Today’s is from Charles Blow, who in his column today “No Country for Old Mores,” writes:
The capacity for procreation is, in fact, what defines a living thing, but that capacity is by no means what defines a human life.
That first part is actually also literally and verifiably untrue. Because science.
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