Human Exceptionalism

Center on Human Exceptionalism

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A transgender flag being waved at LGBT gay pride march
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The Transgender Tide Is Turning

The time has come for an intense but mutually respectful societal conversation that focuses not only on the causes of transgenderism and the potential benefits of transitioning such people, but also the many risks and alternatives that can care compassionately for suffering people while maintaining cultural equilibrium. Read More ›
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Young pregnant woman by the window
Young pregnant woman by the window

‘Baby Farms’ Are Already Here

Will artificial wombs replace natural gestation? Until very recently, that notion was a far-fetched conjuring out of futuristic novels such as “Brave New World.” But research is fast advancing that could make this dystopian prospect a reality. Read More ›
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Young pea (Pisum) sprouts in a sunny vegetable garden
Young pea (Pisum) sprouts in a sunny vegetable garden

The Fear of Suffering Is Driving Us Crazy

But eliminating suffering is impossible. Not only is the goal Utopian, but it leads to ever-more-extreme distortions of decency and a collapse of public policy rationality—which ironically, can cause the very “evil” that suffering abolitionists yearn so desperately to prevent. Read More ›
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Male person with gloved hand turns off the intravenous drug system to the unconscious patient
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Euthanasia Without Brakes

If we don’t change our current cultural trajectory we will end up in the same dark corner as Canada, the Netherlands, and Belgium. And the real danger to our cultural wellbeing is that the people who now complacently assume that such warnings are alarmist will be the ones applauding the loudest when that dark time comes. Read More ›
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homeless encampment
homeless encampment

The United States of Social Anarchy

Can you sense it? Do you feel the dread? Institutions are failing. Cohesion has frayed. As the poet wrote, the center cannot hold, the best lack all conviction, while the worst are filled with passionate intensity. Our country is becoming the United States of Social Anarchy. Read More ›
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Christian friends group reading and study bible together in home or Sunday school at church with window light
Christian friends group reading and study bible together in home or Sunday school at church with window light

Religious Freedom: Biden Policy Not Where Administration’s Mouth Is

Until President Biden protects the right to act in the public square here at home consistently with one’s religious beliefs, his administration’s support for International Religious Freedom Day has to be judged so much hot air. Read More ›
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Busy surgeons over the operating table
Busy surgeons over the operating table

Don’t Let Doctors Kill Sick Patients for Their Organs

Some lines should never be crossed. Allowing doctors to kill patients during organ harvesting wouldn’t only be an acute threat to the sanctity of life, but I can think of no better way to sow mistrust in our health care system generally—and the lifesaving field of organ transplant medicine specifically. Read More ›
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Stethoscope on medical billing statement on table, all text is anonymous

Why We Will Never Control Medical Costs

The purposes of medicine are expanding rapidly beyond treating actual illnesses/injuries and promoting wellness, to also facilitating life fulfillment and making personal dreams come true. Read More ›