Wingnut petri dish
Mike Stark from Calling All Wingnuts got through to self-professed prolife radio host Andrew Wilkow:
In a nutshell… One of the bloggers at firedoglake asked a key question that should be asked of all pro-lifers that calim to believe that life begins at conception. To wit:
You find yourself in a blazing fertility clinic - the fire is ferocious. In one corner there is a two year old girl. In another, there is a petri dish with five fertilized blastula in it. You can rescue one or the other, but not both. Which do you rescue, the girl or the petri dish?
The follow up question is, of course, “Well, why don’t we see pro-lifers demonstrating outside fertility clinics?”
Hilarity ensues. My favorite part is when Wilkow starts ranting about how there's no right answer to the conundrum. If he saves the five blastocysts and leaves the baby, his listeners will doubt his sanity. If he saves the child, he's not really pro-life! So, in classic winger logic he blames Mike for proposing a moral dilemma that he can't resolve.
Now he's whining that Mike put the what he said on the radio on the internet:
"Mike ya know I thought you were a good person to bounce things off of. But you really a little baby. You sit home all day and call talk radio. Then you take you pathetic excuse for a "win" and you go running around beating your drum. Dude...you're a loser. Anyone can plan to get someone hot under the collar. Fine, maybe you did that...whoopee. In the real world you lost that asinine argument. Don't ever contact me either by phone or e-mail. Take as a way to tell your 5 friends that you go to me."
See firedoglake for more winger reactions. One Wilkow supporter asks whether firemen have the technology to rescue a petri dish.
The perfect union of philosophy and prank calls. It's a beautiful thing.