Dr. Edwin Leap has raised an interesting issue. I’ve always respected Dr. Leap and find his response both intelligent and challenging. When one is faced with the Darwin vs. God debate, it is good to remember that medicine, by definition, is anti-evolutionary. Virtually all of health care funds, at the 95% level, are spent on people beyond their child-bearing years, which runs counter to a true Darwinian worldview. So with regard to Dr. Leap, I would just like to say that we should use Thomas Hobbes vs. John Locke as a reasonable debate. But my same point is again made: A nation which is unwilling to challenge how it spends its collective moneys has made a huge mistake.
Lastly, Dr. Garabedian has hit the nail on the head. This is a question of social and moral responsibility. What we are doing to our children and our children’s children with adding senselessly to the national debt is a moral outrage. I would invite those who think that mindless spending is the way to maintain a great society to review the history of those great nations which have gone before us. After that, I invite you to go home and teach your children to bow politely to their Chinese masters.
I look forward to this continuing discussion.
Greg Henry, MD