Center on Human Exceptionalism

The mission of Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism is to affirm and uphold the intrinsic nature of human dignity, liberty, and equality. In resistance to a growing movement against unique human personhood, we aim to revitalize a commitment to the traditional Western view of human rights and concomitant duties—both of which are summed up by the term “human exceptionalism.” Read more.

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Cruel and Unusual Death with Dignity Strikes Again!


Pushing Back Against Human "Dignity Deniers"


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Revised Edition of Award Winning Bioethics Book, 'Culture of Death,' Coming in 2015
Discovery Institute

SEATTLE — Wesley J. Smith, director of Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism, has agreed with Encounter Books to revise and update his award winning 2001 book, Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America.


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