It’s not hard to write off the extremists as crazies. All of them. They’re the ones who live in obscure areas of the world and whose authenticity is determined by some personal charisma with a handful of social dropouts.
So when you go to an article like this one, addressing the conclusions of “a group of medical ethicists linked to Oxford,” your rational side can kick in and you can begin to feel a certain comfort with the mainstream cultural standing and above-question educational background of these premier scholars. Right?
Yes, yes, be horrified, disgusted, and assure yourself that crazies like this will never determine, affect, or even influence public policy… or public opinion. Yes, assure yourself. Really. Couldn’t happen. Really.