At first glance, it might seem that whether we believe in evolution as a purely material, unguided process should make no difference to values or morality.
The Reuters story leaves out some details. The doctor had drugged the woman before starting to euthanize her, and instructed the family to hold the struggling patient down.
As I read through the scientific literature of evolutionary biology to try and convince myself of its accuracy and coherence, I was struck by the frequency with which I encountered “religious” language.
A few years ago, the Supreme Court of Canada conjured a positive right in the Canadian Charter (constitution) to euthanasia.
We know that Darwinian evolution has a long and sordid history of entanglement with issues of race, racism, and eugenics.