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Crazy Brave New Britain

By Jennifer LahlMonday, as was expected, the United Kingdom approved the creation of human-animal hybrids for research. British officials have bought it hook line and sinker . . . they want to maintain their reputation as leaders in stem cell research. And since a strong contingent of organized . . . . Continue Reading »

Pushing Futile Care

I appreciate Wesley asking me to help out while he is vacationing. So here it goes...Posted by Bobby SchindlerAlthough I agree with some of what Dr. Fisher says in regard to our failing health care system, his underlying premise about how to fix it should concern us all. The good doctor is clearly . . . . Continue Reading »

When Harmonizing Brings No Harmony

Last week Ryan Anderson called our attention to a new kind of moral analysis developed by Elizabeth Harman of Princeton University and announced at a conference recently held there. This is how Harman formulated her new discovery: “Things have moral status throughout their existence, just in . . . . Continue Reading »

Sex Change Treatment for 7 Year Olds!

This seems to me to be unethical human experimentation: A doctor in Boston gives hormones to children who believe themselves to be transgendered to help prevent puberty and move them toward a sex change. From the story:Boston’s Children’s Hospital bills itself as the hospital for . . . . Continue Reading »

Bon Voyage! SHS Taking a Cruise

Secondhand Smokette is frazzled, I am about to double down on the gray matter and make my final push to finish the animal rights book this summer, and her parents are itching to travel: So we are taking a cruise.I just had the Geek Squad tune up the old laptop, so I will still be posting from . . . . Continue Reading »

True Progressivism

Yesterday I read G. K. Chesterton’s Heretics for the first time and came across a passage on progress: The case of the general talk of “progress” is, indeed, an extreme one. As enunciated today, “progress” is simply a comparative of which we have not settled the . . . . Continue Reading »

Animal Rights versus Environmentalism

I have noticed a slowly growing schism between animal rights and environmentalism. The former cares about each animal as individuals, perceiving their moral value (whether based on “painience” or “sentience”) to that generally accorded to human beings. Environmentalism, in . . . . Continue Reading »



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