Experiments on the living unborn. Organ harvesting. Reckless biotech. Radical environmentalism. These are not horror stories playing at your local movie theater. They’re playing out in labs, hospitals, and institutes across America. On this episode of ID The Future, host Andrew McDiarmid speaks with bioethicist Wesley J. Smith about frightening abuses of science being done in the name of progress.
In this unnerving exchange, Smith discusses examples of biotechnology that are advancing faster than our ethical considerations, including synthetic human embryos, genetic engineering, and fetal farming. He unpacks recent attempts by environmental activists to give rights to non-living things like rivers and oceans. He explains the difference between animal rights and animal welfare, while exposing the animal rights campaign as an anti-human movement that inhibits human flourishing. Smith also discusses the latest fronts in the gender ideology crusade, and how the rush to affirm gender dysphoria in children is causing tremendous harm to our society. And before the nightmare ends, Smith explains the pernicious push from evidence-based medicine to “science-based medicine,” a strategy that encourages censorship and totalitarian governance of the scientific enterprise.
Wesley J. Smith is Chair and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism, where he hosts a podcast called Humanize. He is author of more than 14 books on human dignity, liberty, and equality, the most recent being an updated and revised edition of Culture of Death: The Age of “Do Harm” Medicine. Wesley has been recognized as one of America’s premier public intellectuals on bioethics by National Journal and was honored by the Human Life Foundation as a “Great Defender of Life” for his work against suicide and euthanasia. He has appeared on more than a thousand TV and radio programs, including national shows like ABC Nightline, Good Morning America, Larry King Live, CNN Anderson Cooper 360, and Fox News Network. His writing has appeared in Newsweek, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Telegraph, Western Journal of Medicine, the American Journal of Bioethics, and elsewhere.
Read more about these and other abuses of science at www.humanize.today.