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Monday, March 28, 2005

Playing God and Playing Terri

The usual argument for theocracy is that God has the ultimate authority over the universe. The usual argument against theocracy (Pat Oliphant (seen via Orac) has a typical example) is that we have little clear evidence of what God wants and we have to depend on unreliable (and possibly self-interested) human testimony.

The usual argument for patient autonomy is that the patient has the ultimate authority over the has/her body. In the case of Terri Schindler Schiavo, we have little clear evidence of what Terri wanted and we have to depend on unreliable (and possibly self-interested) human testimony.

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