Richard Dawkins Says a ‘Fetus’ is Less Human than an Adult Pig

I love it when an atheist like Richard Dawkins becomes more consistent with his unbelieving worldview. They set a trap for themselves, as Proverbs 28:10 makes clear:

He who leads the upright astray in an evil way
Will himself fall into his own pit,
But the blameless will inherit good.

Here’s what Richard Dawkins wrote in a Tweet:

“With respect to those meanings of ‘human’ that are relevant to the morality of abortion, any fetus is less human than an adult pig.”

I would go further by following through with the consistency of the atheistic worldview of Richard Dawkins by concluding that a “fetus,” an adult pig, and adult humans are morally inconsequential given atheistic assumptions.

There is no difference between a worm and a human because they’re made from the same stuff and there is nothing outside of their biological makeup that gives them ultimate meaning or ranks them according to moral superiority

How would a human argue with a Predator or an Alien in the long chain of evolutionary being? The Predator would hunt humans like we hunt wild pigs, deer, and squirrels, and the Aliens would use us as incubators for their young. Who’s to say that they would be morally wrong to do these things?

If one of these alien species came to earth and found Richard Dawkins pontificating on “sody pop … pigs and taters and one thing and another,”1  what rational and and moral defense would he use against their superior evolutionary eays? He wouldn’t have one.

In fact, they might quote back to him some of his own thoughts on the subject.

“How would you defend yourself from this often used quotation that we found among your primitive writings? Remember Mr. Dawkins, these are your words, and we are a part of the universe that evolved beyond you: ‘In the universe of blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, and other people are going to get lucky; and you won’t find any rhyme or reason to it, nor any justice. The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is at the bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good. Nothing but blind pitiless indifference. DNA neither knows nor cares. DNA just is, and we dance to its music.’”

Our DNA neither knows nor cares about you. So Mr. Richard Dawkins, start dancing!

  1. A line from the film Shane. []