May 19, 2008

The sickness unto theocon bioethics

How did the United States, the world's scientific powerhouse, reach a point at which it grapples with the ethical challenges of twenty-first-century biomedicine using Bible stories, Catholic doctrine, and woolly rabbinical allegory?
Answer: It elected a shitload of conservative Republicans.

Leon Kass is crazier than a fish in a car wash — Steven Pinker

h/t folkbum's r&r.

1 comment:

PaulNoonan said...

Ron Bailey's book "Liberation Biology" contains many excellent examples of the Luddites we have running things around here.