We have previously posted about the similarity of free market economics and biological natural selection. For a few examples, see Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand and Charles Darwin’s Natural Selection and also Evolution, Intelligent Design, and Barack Obama, and also Creationism, Socialism, and Intelligent Design (we love the graphic at the top of that one!), and about six months ago Evolution: the Biosphere and the Shopping Mall.
Today we won’t rant about Obamacare — the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as it’s officially known. All we’re doing is mentioning that it strikes us as another example that illustrates an old theme around here, so merely raising the subject should be sufficient to stir things up.
Please bear in mind that we’re not blasting away at Obamacare. We could, but that’s not what this blog is all about. Nor are we advocating some kind of lawless regime where Bernie Madoff sucks your blood, or a jungle-like society where the sick are tossed out in the street and left to die. It’s a flamingly false dichotomy to contrast those scenarios with centralized controls. We favor laws against fraud, and we favor charity too.
The only thing we’re doing is pointing out — once again — the analogy of centralized controls to intelligent design. If the biosphere didn’t need a plan imposed from above, then … you know the rest.
We don’t think the other science blogs are going to touch this subject. We understand. But it needs to be raised, and because this is a slow news weekend, the time is right. You already know what your Curmudgeon thinks, and you don’t need to hear that again. But we’d like to hear from you.
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