In Spain, a criminal who shot four people and was, in turn, shot in the spine by police and paralyzed, was granted death by euthanasia.
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 practice has a sordid history. There’s always a rationale — for example, in labeling Israeli businesses, or those doing business with Israel, to be avoided.
Jerry Coyne thinks that criminals don’t have a “choice.” (What are those quotation marks doing there?)
Quite honestly, I think we should be grateful to people like Coyne and Hawking, who carry materialism to its logical conclusions.