Human Exceptionalism

Center on Human Exceptionalism

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Kitchen waste recycling in composter
Kitchen waste recycling in composter

Composting the Dead Devalues the Importance of the Living

Starting in 2027, California will allow composting of the dead. Known officially as “natural organic reduction (NOR),” this novel final disposition process transforms the deceased’s body into soil to spread on gardens or in which to plant flowers or a tree. Read More ›
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Wesley J. Smith Discusses Biotechnology with Laura Ingraham

Discovery Institute Senior Fellow sat down with Laura Ingraham to explain how Biotechnology, an incredible scientific achievement, can also be used for pernicious purposes. For example, it could used for human cloning research or creating synthetic human embryos, or as means for the Biden administration to seize farm land.

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Francis Collins at the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health Laboratory
President Joe Biden tours the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health Laboratory Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Bethesda, Maryland. From left, Deputy Director of the NIH NIAAID Vaccine Research Center Dr. Barney Graham, Chief Medical Adviser to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, and Senior Research Fellow and Coronavirus Team Lead at the NIAIC Vaccine Research Center Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett.
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Scientists are Destroying Our Trust in Science

The harm done to science by fraudsters, data manipulation, sloppy peer review, ideological bias, and outright lying by public scientific spokespersons cannot be overstated. There’s only one cure to the current malaise: unremitting and apolitical scientific excellence. Read More ›
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Drug dealer selling drugs
Drug dealer selling drugs

Don’t Fall for ‘Conservative’ Pitch to Legalize Hard Drugs

We know that radical left-wing subversives want to legalize hard drugs. So do some libertarians—which is a polite word for social Darwinism. But conservatives generally oppose legalization, understanding the devastating social costs and personal dissipation that hard drug abuse causes to families, communities, and individuals who would be tempted to imbibe by the lack of potential legal consequence. Read More ›
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Definition of word euthanasia in dictionary

Suicide Contagion

I have often argued that, as a matter of logic and intuition, the widespread legalization of assisted suicide will increase both the rate of assisted suicides and the rate of unassisted suicides. Read More ›