...The death of a couple of fish makes the news. We kill a millionShallit, eagle-eyed amateur Darwinist that he is, and always on the look-out for bio faux-pas, observed:
human calvesbabies each year in abortion clinics. The media response is silence...
No Wonder Michael Egnor is So Confused about Biology
He thinks dolphins are fish and embryos and fetuses are babies.
How did he ever graduate from medical school?
Aarrghhh... I just knew when I wrote the post that one of the more OCD Darwinists would point out that my expression "a couple of fish" rather than "a couple of aquatic mammals" was not biologically correct. And that observant Darwinist would of course miss the point of the post-- that the media makes a bigger deal out of the death of a couple of baby
So, mea culpa. I privileged rhetorical fluency over taxonomic precision. And in reply to Shallit's question about how I graduated from medical school, fortunately dolphin taxonomy wasn't on the medical boards.
Human embryology was on the medical boards, and Shallit does make this assertion as well:
He thinks... embryos and fetuses are babies.
Hmmm... Well I do think that human embryos and fetuses are human beings. Shallit apparently does not.
So I challenge Dr. Shallit: tell me exactly what you think human embryos and fetuses are, biologically speaking.
Should be interesting.