Racism, Evolution, and Human Exceptionalism
First Child Dies Under Belgium’s Euthanasia Law
Writing at First Things, Senior Fellow Wesley J. Smith discusses the alarming first case of child euthanasia in Belgium. Belgium is the only country to have legalized physician-assisted suicide for children of any age. Read more from Wesley J. Smith at First Things.
The War on Humans
Are humans the enemy? Should pigs and peas have constitutional rights? The War on Humans is a 31-minute documentary that critiques growing efforts to disparage the value of humans in the name of saving the planet. Read More ›
Getting Ready for Russell Crowe as Noah? Check Out Wesley Smith’s The War on Humans
A trailer for the new documentary from the Discovery Institute: The War on Humans, and companion e-book now available at http://www.waronhumans.com
End-of-Life Decisions and the Bureaucracy
When I learned today that the federal bureaucracy had promulgated a rule compensating physicians for the time they spend counseling patients on end-of-life health-care decisions, I wasn’t surprised. A similar provision was dropped from the Obamacare bill, but anyone who understands the profoundly bureaucratic nature of contemporary government knew that that was not necessarily the end of it. The 2,700-page Read More ›
Time to End Stem Cell Institute
Hubris: No better word describes the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine’s plan to persuade Californians to borrow another $3 billion to keep it in business funding stem cell research. The CIRM was created in 2004 in the wake of President George W. Bush’s order restricting federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Knowing that many Californians perceived themselves as “the Read More ›
Is the Wall Against Human Cloning About to Fall?
Wesley J. Smith & Dr. Theresa Deisher discuss the ethics of cloning and the potential slippery slope that cloning could bring. Part of the McNaughton Fellows Lecture Series at Discovery Institute.
A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy: Book Release Party
Wesley J. Smith, a prolific bioethicist, lectures on his new book, A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy. He argues for human exceptionalism and, being special creatures, human’s responsibility in the world. A book party and part of The McNaughton Fellows Lecture Series, March 18, 2010. Related
A Myth Is as Good as a Mile
The assisted-suicide movement has come a long way in just a couple of decades. Consider, for example, this recent item from the San Francisco Chronicle: “Charlotte Shultz [the wife of former secretary of state George Shultz] accepted the invitation to be honorary co- chair (with Dianne Feinstein) at a Nov. 5 luncheon and program for Compassion & Choices of Northern Read More ›