Frankenstein Science: Head Transplants Are Now Possible?

Off With Her Head

"Potentially unethical."    That's how one expert described an Italian scientist's plan to perform a "head transplant" by severing two heads at the same time, then cooling and flushing out the 'recipient' head before attaching it to its new body with polymer glue.That is "POTENTIALLY unethical?"  Making one person out of two, and throwing away the unused halves, is only "potentially" unethical?Shock and awe. *     *     *     *     * Neuroscientist Sergio Canavero is undeterred … [Read more...]

“Sometimes Things Are Not As They Seem” – Bishop Finn on Jahi McMath

Bishop Robert A. Finn

So many words have been written about Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain-dead after she suffered complications following a tonsillectomy.  Jahi's parents didn't believe that and wanted her kept on life support.  This week, Jahi has finally been transferred from Children's Hospital Oakland to a Catholic care facility where she has received a feeding tube and a tracheal tube to replace the ventilator which has kept her alive since December 9.Today Bishop R … [Read more...]

Human Cloning Has Arrived–Like It Or Not

Cloning - Petri Dish

Human cloning is finally here—but the scientific community and the popular media are reluctant to tell the story.According to Wesley J. Smith, Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Human Exceptionalism, an international group of scientists have successfully created scores of cloned human embryos.  The team of scientists claimed, in the prominent peer-reviewed journal Cell, that they had allowed four of these cloned embryos to develop to the blastocyst stage (that is, about 150 … [Read more...]