Although it has fallen off the map recently, the ethics of stem cell research continues to be an exceedingly popular topic in bioethics. There is much fervor on both sides of the debate. Proponents of stem cell research view its prohibition as a kind of medical and social malpractice, while its detractors equate it with [...]
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I’m no fan of going to the dentist, mostly based on having a storehouse of painful memories involving my childhood dentist forcibly removing countless teeth from my tiny jaw without providing sufficient anesthesia. As a result, I put off having my wisdom teeth removed for approximately ten years. When I finally decided to have them [...]
May 16th, 2009 · 16 Comments
Cloning has been a hot-button social issue ever since the announcement that Dolly the sheep had been successfully cloned. Visions of Frankenstein’s monster loom in the minds of people who are suspicious of new scientific technology, and there is a strong religious argument against cloning. However, fans of science fiction have dreamed of the day [...]