Baby Emilio Gets MSM Coverage

I have long believed that futile care theory will be the next big political battle in bioethics. It is generally ignored by the media—which on one level is understandable because the media are news driven—but on the other hand is not understandable because it is like ignoring an army . . . . Continue Reading »

Testing Time: Are Democrats Pro Science?

We hear a lot of sturm and drang that President Bush is “anti-science” because of his opposition to human cloning and full federal funding of destroying embryos for ESCR. But these positions don’t make the President anti-science: That dispute is about ethics. People can agree or . . . . Continue Reading »

Joplin Globe: Incompetence in Editorializing

It stuns me sometimes how utterly ignorant media can be about human cloning and embryonic stem cell research. Not only does ignorance drive bad public policies, but it can be harmful. The Joplin Globe committed both journalistic sins in this ludicrously bad Joplin Globe editorial about attempts to . . . . Continue Reading »

The Power of One Gene

Scientists are reporting that the wide size variety in dogs is caused by variations in but one gene. From the story in the Telegraph: Ranging from toy to giant, dogs have the biggest size variation of any mammal and the team of US and British experts believe it is due to variations in one gene.After . . . . Continue Reading »