The benefits of biomedical progress are obvious, clear, and powerful. The hazards are much less well appreciated.
We may simply not be wise enough to do some of the kinds of engineering things that people are talking about doing.
The technological way of thinking has infected even ethics, which is supposed to be thinking about the good.
Biology, meaning the science of all life, is a late notion.
I don’t believe that efforts to prohibit only so-called reproductive cloning can be successful.
As bad as it might be to destroy a creature made in God’s image, it might be very much worse to be creating them after images of one’s own.
One could look over the past century and ask oneself, has the increased longevity been good, bad or indifferent?
Cloning looks like a degrading of parenthood and a perversion of the right relation between parents and children.
There is a lot of hype and fear about this much-talked-about prospect of designer babies.
The human animal has evolved as a preeminently social animal.