Thirdwhirly t1_j420a9q wrote

The issue is that this is not a science-based thing; it’s philosophy. Either the woman has bodily autonomy, or the potential child does. There’s no way of reconciling them both, and, even in medical terms, “resembling a human” wouldn’t be what makes them “a living person”—it would be higher brain function.


Thirdwhirly t1_ize611o wrote

So, not exactly the same, but my wife experienced a pretty lengthy time that her allergies didn’t bother her but she did not regain her sense of taste and smell for the same period—about 2 months—and when her sense of taste/smell did return, it took another 6 months until they were normal again. We both had COVID pre-vaccine, and she didn’t get as ill as I did (I probably should have gone to the hospital, but the two nearest were at capacity), but that lasting effect on her taste, combined with her allergies “turning off” was a weird thing for sure.


Thirdwhirly t1_iyxotum wrote

Totally! However, the way I’ve seen it described, generally, focuses on the the topic and not the person saying it. For example, Black Holes: it is hard to be an expert in this area, but there are so many ways to look at the topic of black holes that any single way is both 1) inadequate, and 2) could be made to sound complete.


Thirdwhirly t1_iyx5vld wrote

This goes hand-in-hand with the illusion of explanatory depth (IOED) and it’s not entirely about being nefarious or ignorant. That said, they pose a great example about crazy shit happening in the 50’s and 60’s that makes it almost parallel to IOED, but they’re both ways of missing the point.

That said, anything that reminds me that IOED is a thing is good by me.


Thirdwhirly t1_iv42554 wrote

Well, shame on me. It looks like Bob Samples wrote this, attributing it to, but not quoting directly, Einstein. In the linked page, it talks about how it has likely been changed to fit modern themes (and possible narratives).

Sorry, I should have known better than to copy and paste from a longer article (though, it appears to be from a book with a similar/same quote).


Thirdwhirly t1_iv32qns wrote

Might be helpful to get the whole thing:

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. We will not solve the problems of the world from the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. More than anything else, this new century demands new thinking: We must change our materially based analyses of the world around us to include broader, more multidimensional perspectives.”

  • Albert Einstein