Take the Jonathan Swift Challenge: How Else Can We Utilize the Corpses of Babies?

Jonathan Swift

In 1729, Irish writer Jonathan Swift published a straight-faced satire called A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People From Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick.More commonly known by its abbreviated title, A Modest Proposal made the case that the poor in Ireland could kill two birds with one stone, as it were--reducing the number of mouths to feed, and enjoying a hearty repast--by eating their children.  Swift wrote, … [Read more...]

New Book Reveals the Promise of Adult Stem Cells

The Healing Cell

“…the potential benefits of adult stem cell research are very considerable, since it opens up possibilities for healing chronic degenerative illnesses by repairing damaged tissue and restoring its capacity for regeneration. I pray that your commitment to adult stem cell research will bring great blessings for the future of man and genuine enrichment to his culture.” --from a message by Pope Benedict XVI to a Vatican conference on adult stem cell research November 10, 2011Family and frien … [Read more...]

An Intimate Dinner with Billy and Betty (On the Side)

I was a high school sophomore when someone told me that in China, aborted fetuses were considered a delicacy.I thought they were lying. I still think they were lying. I had seen a spider consume its prey, the hapless insect rolled in a silken web.  I had seen our cat consume the placenta, after giving birth to a litter of kittens.  But we humans—advanced beings made in the image and likeness of God, and upon whose hearts natural law had been inscribed—do not eat other humans. Oh, I had r … [Read more...]