Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The Brave New World

is upon us:

Re: Designer Babies:

As I mentioned yesterday, when it comes to issues of bioethics the “degradation of language only leads to linguistic confusion and muddy thinking.” A prime example can be found in the BBC article that Ryan cites. The term design means to intend for a definite purpose—and the gene mapping test is intended for the very definite purpose of culling embryos that do not meet the parent’s concept of quality.

Read the whole thing.

(Via First Thoughts.)

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