Terri Schiavo’s Father is Seriously Ill

Robert Schindler, Terri Schiavo’s father, has had a stroke and is in a hospital intensive care unit. He is conscious. At present, the doctors are trying to stabilize his condition. Once that is done, he will be transferred to a rehabilitation center. His family, always a class act, is at his . . . . Continue Reading »

Crichton Warns of "New Body Snatchers"

Best selling author Michael Crichton warned in last Friday’s Wall Street Journal (no link available) that people’s cells and body substances are no longer necessarily their own, once removed from the body. Scientists can use your cells and blood to conduct research upon, and if they are . . . . Continue Reading »

Take This End-of-Year Poll

Which of the following hypotheticals do you believe is most likely to happen in 2007?President Bush’s ESCR funding policy will be overturned.California and/or Washington State will legalize assisted suicide.Adult stem cell therapies will restore mobility to paralyzed people.The Netherlands . . . . Continue Reading »

"Cloning Benefits Oversold"

“Cloning research ‘clearly upsets the general public’ yet it has limited potential for treating disease and adds little to scientific understanding of human biology, according to Professor Austin Smith of the University of Cambridge...’Its prominence is out of proportion to . . . . Continue Reading »

Transhumanism on the March

A report out of the UK envisions robots someday having rights. From the Financial Times: “‘If we make conscious robots they would want to have rights and they probably should,’ said Henrik Christensen, director of the Centre of Robotics and Intelligent Machines at the Georgia . . . . Continue Reading »

Feed Me! 3—Missouri

Now that Amendment 2 has passed—which did not include public funding because that would have made it harder to win—we now get to the whipsawing. Business leaders are urging Missouri lawmakers to get with it and improve the atmosphere for Big Biotech. If MO doesn’t, they warn, why . . . . Continue Reading »

More Bias from the KANSAS CITY STAR

The bias in the reportage about human cloning and stem cells has been complained about so frequently to KC Star reporters and editors that there is no question they know precisely what they are doing when they publish scientifically inaccurate reports such as the this one, byline Kit Wager. The . . . . Continue Reading »