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Podcast by Jay Watts

Merely Human Jay Watts

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Podcast by Jay Watts

    #25 Book Banning and Just War Theory

    #25 Book Banning and Just War Theory

    Hall & Oates, Orcas named Gladis, and book banning.

    Then Jay discusses Just War Theory and why it's important to think about and the full ramifications of that theory.

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Cannibals, The French Revolution and Arizona

    Cannibals, The French Revolution and Arizona

    On this episode, Jay begins the show trying to discuss the President of the United States accusing the people of Papua New Guinea of eating his uncle in World War II, but fails miserably to hold it together.

    • 2 hr 4 min
    #23 The Development View

    #23 The Development View

    Season 3 Episode 3

    This episode starts out with a discussion of the diabolical behavior of roosters as highlighted in an old Scientific American article. Segment two disucsses Herman Melville, his posthumously published book Billy Budd the Sailor, and the attraction of art produced by people in spiritual crisis or flux. Segment three focuses on Vice-President Kamala Harris visiting an abortion facility, and asks the question, “If abortion is so great, why didn’t we get a complete tour of the facility and see it in all of its glory?”

    The final segment addresses a family of arguments by those who support abortion. The idea that as the unborn age through the embryonic and fetal stages they progress toward full membership in the human family through the acquisition of multiple new capacities. There is no one single ability or capacity that is value giving, rather there is a constellation which cumulatively change the nature of unborn life to something fully human. To give the discussion focus and structure, we rely on highlights from Christopher Kaczor’s responses in his book The Ethics of Abortion.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    S3E2 Chimp's and the Unborn

    S3E2 Chimp's and the Unborn

    After discussing his deep dislike for chimpanzees, this episode focuses on the recent ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court determining that under Alabama law the human embryo in vitro (in glass) is considered a child just as a human embryo in vivo (in the living) is under the state’s Wrongful Death of a Minor Act.
     
    The ruling is addressed with a focus on three main points:
     
    1)    The Supreme Court of Alabama did not declare the embryo is a child. Alabama law already does that. It declared in vitro embryos could not be excluded from recognition by virtue of their location. Whether in vitro or in vivo, a human embryo is a human child.
    2)    The definition of human child offered in the decision is not unclear. Immediate human progeny is a child at every stage of its development. Unlike the term baby, this isn’t confusing or emotional. The case offers multiple definitions to clarify what it means when the law states an embryo is a child.
    3)    One concurring opinion discusses the sanctity of life in theological terms. The majority decision does not mention religious reasons for the decision. The headlines and handwringing over religious interference is misplaced.
     
    In short, before people get hysterical online and panic, they ought to actually read the legal decisions the press is doing such a shoddy job describing.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Season 3 Episode 1

    Season 3 Episode 1

    Season 3 kicks off with Jay speaking about Taylor Swift and The Godfather.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    2023 Christmas Special

    2023 Christmas Special

    2023 Christmas Special by Jay Watts

    • 1 hr 20 min

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