UK Woman Not Dehydrated, Starved

A coroner’s inquest has determined that the elderly woman in the UK, whom some family members claimed was denied sustenance, died of natural causes. She was not provided a feeding tube, based on what seems to be very vague indications by the patient. Hence, it seems that the care of the . . . . Continue Reading »

Does Cloning Poison Everyone it Touches?

I mean this only half facetiously: Apparently there has been another cloning scandal, as reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education (no link available). An unpublished study had claimed to have obtain embryonic stem cells from cloned monkey embryos. Not so, apparently: “An investigation by . . . . Continue Reading »

The Making of an Activist

I am often asked how and why I became an activist on behalf of human exceptionalism. I sure never planned it! Nor, when I began this work, was I aware of the depth and scope of the issues in which I would one day engage. My path to posting this blog entry began with the suicide of my friend, . . . . Continue Reading »

Ashley’s Case: It is Getting Ugly

The never shy Steven Drake has blistered the doctors who performed the surgery on Ashley in an open letter. Here is what he wrote in full:“I am writing to you wearing several hats.My first hat is as a person with a disability related to injuries received at birth. The doctor who inflicted . . . . Continue Reading »

Specter’s Ridiculous "Amen Moment."

People rightly ridiculed then Senator John Edwards when he claimed that if people voted for Senator John Kerry, “people like [the paralyzed] Christopher Reeve are going to walk, get up out of that wheelchair and walk again.” This was rightly criticized as the “Amen Moment,” . . . . Continue Reading »

Ethical Biotechnology Brings Results

Most of bioetechnology is ethical, efficacious, and has nothing to do with embryonic stem cell research or human cloning. Here is one such area of beneficial research: Scientists have genetically modified skin, which can be applied when the burns are dressed, to make skin grafts more resistant to . . . . Continue Reading »

Ashley’s Case: Reason for Hope

I have spent the last few days doing a lot of media about Ashley, the disabled little girl subjected to invasive surgeries and hormone injections to keep her small and physically immature. I have been quite heartened that other than the occasional transhumanist, while accepting the parents’ . . . . Continue Reading »