“I Am, Therefore I Matter”

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Mark Pickup has some truly beautiful words, as always, up on his Human Life Matters blog this week:

What gives human life value?

nullWhat if my multiple sclerosis begins to attack the little grey cells of my brain that control cognitive thinking? It often does with this disease. As I mentioned earlier, my MS is increasingly aggressive. What if I end up in a “locked in” state or sink into a coma as the MS ravages by brain and brain stem? It happens. Will I lose my right to exist under the Brave New World of modern bioethics?[4]. Will the observed ability to think, or the quality of my thinking, jeopardize the status of my humanity according Cartesianism?

Descartes said “I think, therefore I am.”

I say “I am, therefore I matter.”

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