Something really came undone in the Covid era. Now, the phrase “science says” or “doctors say” prompts a smirk from about half the population.
You can call a dung beetle a butterfly, but it remains a dung beetle. The term suicide defines what is done, not why.
We’re told that applying a precautionary principle to protecting gestating babies is transphobic and akin to eugenics.
“The atmosphere lets through just the light we need,” says Denton, “and the sun puts out just the light we need. It’s a remarkable coincidence.”
I am hearing about this kind of abandonment much more often since Canada loosened its euthanasia eligibility requirements.