Attack on Human Exceptionalism in TIME

We shouldn’t be surprised that Time magazine would allow the evolutionary psychologist Steven Pinker to write about what science knows—or thinks it knows—about the phenomenon of consciousness. But the magazine also lets him move way beyond the scientific realm and a recitation of . . . . Continue Reading »

Swiss Death on Demand Ruling Verified

Anyone who asserts seriously that euthanasia/assisted suicide is “only for the terminally ill for whom nothing else can be done to alleviate suffering,” just doesn’t want to see the writing on the wall. We have seen euthanasia for the depressed approved in the Netherlands by that . . . . Continue Reading »

My Letter in Today’s NYT

I have a letter in today’s NYT about “Ashely’s Case.” Here it is:“A Disabled Girl’s RightsPeter Singer (‘A Convenient Truth,’ Op-Ed, Jan. 26) supports subjecting ‘Ashley,’ a profoundly intellectually disabled girl, to surgical and hormonal . . . . Continue Reading »

Anything Goes

Comes now the International Society for Stem Cell Research with its “Guidelines for the Conduct of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research.” Par for the course, it is almost anything goes that can be done today—including creating new embryos through IVF fertilization for use in ESCR, . . . . Continue Reading »

The Wonder of Ethical Biotechnology

I keep saying it and saying it: Most biotechnology is ethical and exciting. And here is a great example: A former U.S. Marine whose arm was amputated, had implants placed in her brain that help her manipulate a prosthetic arm. But there’s more: “Now doctors have re-routed the ends of arm . . . . Continue Reading »

"Choice" Gone Mad: Amputee Wannabes

We are witnessing the beginning of the public normalization of the profound mental illness known as Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID)—also known as “amputee wannabe” because its sufferers become obsessed with losing one or more limbs. This column published in The Guardian is . . . . Continue Reading »