Should Cloned Animal Products be Labeled?

This story makes the Naderite in me itch: The actual cloner of Dolly the sheep, Keith Campbell—Ian Wilmut supervised rather than doing the hands on work—is advocating that farmers raise cloned animals rather than those created sexually, as a way of bringing stronger and better animal . . . . Continue Reading »

Eugenics: Never Forget

There is a historical exhibit about eugenics at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. From the column by Rick Martinez, in The News and Observer, it seems the curators did a fine job. Here are few excerpts from Martinez’s reaction:EUGENICS WAS SOLD AS THE SCIENCE of improving the . . . . Continue Reading »

Tom Marzen, RIP

I received a sad e-mail today that Tom Marzen, Chief Counsel for the National Center for the Medically Dependent and Disabled, has died of lung cancer. Tom was a tireless advocate for the equal humanity and human rights of people with serious cognitive or developmental disabilities. By the time I . . . . Continue Reading »

"In Defense of Human Exceptionalism"

I have a piece up today over at First Things about the latest attack on human exceptionalism—animal ensoulment—published, no less, in the science pages of the New York Times. I review some of the areas in which human exceptionalism is under assault and describe the NYT story. Here are a . . . . Continue Reading »