"No Brakes"

I am a special consultant to the Center for Bioethics and the Culture. I was recently asked to comment on the UK’s approval of permitting scientists to try and create human/animal cloned embryos, apparently called “cybrids.” It is called “No Brakes.” Here is my . . . . Continue Reading »

Depopulate Berkeley!

A commentary by a woman named Edna Spector published in Berkeley’s Daily Planet urges that the city’s young lead the way to voluntarily making the human race extinct by not having children. Spector writes:Friends! The hour of judgment is at hand for our planet. Doom is knocking on our . . . . Continue Reading »

Clueless on Cloning

The New York “all the news we see fit to print” Times has a clueless editorial out today about human/animal hybrid cloning. Here are a few tidbits:Stem cell research in the United States has been hobbled for years by severe and misguided restrictions on federal funding. But now a vexing . . . . Continue Reading »

More Cloning Hype from Ian Wilmut

The media can’t get enough of this man’s pontificating, but they don’t look at his history to see that what he says should be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism. For example, Wilmut wrote in his book The Second Creation, that he wanted nothing to do with human cloning. Rather, . . . . Continue Reading »

Pictures From Italy

Secondhand Smokette once insisted that I “get a hobby” so that I would find ways to relax. I began to shoot photographs. Here are a few I am pleased with from our recent sojourn in Italy that I share for your (I hope) enjoyment.This is a shot in Rome taken from just above the Forum to . . . . Continue Reading »