Friday, March 14, 2008

A Lesson in Moral Equivalence

A Classic from Touchstone back on March 1. One worth framing.

Once a wolf, desiring to have a flock of sheep at his disposal, mounted a stone in the pasture and pointed out that while grazing they frequently took up and ate small animals--worms, insects, protozoans, and whatnot. This meant, he insisted, that they had no cause to avoid him, much less reproach him for flesh-eating, since the sheep did it too. (full article here)

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