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...]

Poland’s Dr. Bogdan Chasan: Humble Hero Is Unambiguously Pro-Life

Dr. Bogdan Chazan

A physician has become a popular hero in Poland, after he was fired from his position as director of Warsaw's Holy Family Hospital for refusing to refer a pregnant woman for an abortion. In April, Warsaw obstetrician Dr. Bogdan Chazan was approached by a woman who wanted an abortion, after learning that the baby she carried might be seriously deformed.  The child had been conceived via in vitro fertilization in a fertility clinic. Dr. Chazan refused to perform the abortion or to permit it to be … [Read more...]

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...]


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