Re: Getting Into Heather's Head
Did Frederick Douglas perform some research into the Flynn Effect or something? Why would that convince David Hume? Maybe he would look at the state of sub-Saharan Africa or blacks in this country and remain more convinced (I think this is something like the point of the Secular Right group). Is there evidence that "all men are created equal"?
The problem that I have with the reasoning employed by Heather MacDonald is to look at our present circumstances and think that we've reached the highest moral ground, then work backwards and see this straight-line progression. The question about her analysis is not what Scottish guys in the 17th century thought was OK, but wasn't, but what do modern, advanced peoples think today that will likely be overturned.