This is the first version of this piece that I wrote—I was not satisfied with the way it “felt” when I read it after letting it sit for a few weeks. I rewrote it and that has just been posted to this site. Due to the nature of blog posts being “out of order” when first viewed, FIRST please read “one version of a libertarianesque utopia (second version).” Then come back here and read this version.
This is NOT intended to be mean-spirited—just commonsensical, with an awareness of two things: one is the continuing demands that are being placed on our medical infrastructure here in these United States. Two is the fact that the parents addressed below are among the voters who DO support politicians who DO NOT support single-payer, universal health care.
I think that those American parents that I will identify simply as being “anti-science” should have both the right to homeschool their kids in the Bible and creationism as they see fit and have our support in their endeavors. But . . .
WHAT IF these kids then went to their own anti-science grade schools and high schools, where they were taught creationism instead of science and biology?
WHAT IF these kids then went to their own anti-science colleges, where they were taught creationism instead of science and biology?
WHAT IF the best and the brightest of these kids then went on to their own anti-science medical schools, where they were taught creationism instead of science and biology?
WHAT IF these anti-science parents had go for major surgery to these anti-science doctors that had been taught creationism and had never ever learned science and biology?
So, the support that I mentioned that we should give these folks (above) would consist of never allowing our government agencies to force general public school standards on these families; and would not arrest and prosecute their “doctors” who had no background in science and biology for performing operations on fellow (anti-science) human beings.
When their operation is botched by surgeons who have no understanding of the human body and how it works, the question would then shift from “WHAT IF” to “WHO DO I SUE?” Alas, that would be where our support would have to end . . .
If I was a writer of the science-fiction (say, in the mold of Norman Spinrad), I could see this as the foundation for a reasonable story of speculative fiction.