Editor Alan Tristram says the Old Testament story of Solomon and the disputed baby has a message for Aotearoa’s science deniers.
He says that one day two women came to king Solomon, arguing over a baby, each one of them claiming the child was hers.
King Solomon couldn’t figure out whose baby it was, so he told them that he would cut the baby in half, and give each of them one half.
The first woman agreed with the King and said: “If I can’t have the child, then she can’t have him either.”
The second woman begged King Solomon not to hurt the child. She said to the King: “Give her the baby. I’d rather lose the child than get him killed”.
Solomon was sure that this second woman was the real mother and he ordered that the baby would be given to her.
The baby’s best interest’s in the Aotearoa imbroglio
The campaigners who took the case to the highest court in the land seem unable to get their own egos out of the way.
KIN believes we must be willing to accept the best scientific advice.
We say the campaigners should be able to accept the higher authority of the medical specialists.
We believe in science, not supposition.
This means we need to accept their best authorities in this case.
The Judge had to make a decision worthy of King Solomon.
We think he did.