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Unformatted text preview: Gregory Pence Bioethisist, Professor of Philosophy University of Alabama at Birmingham One of few bioethisists opposed a federal law against human cloning. Published in Newsweek, New York Times, 2 best selling textbooks Why not enhance humans? • Framework for Enhancement o What kind of choices do we give parents? • Enhancement- not steroids. Steroids aren’t a level playing field. • Leon Kass o Against invitrofertilization o Opposes all forms of enhancement. Believes you can’t be genuinely happy through drugs and biotechnology o Counter example: People didn’t loose identity in extra year s of life People didn’t become tools. • Fukuyama o Wrong to say that human rights are based on factual quality of a person. All three of these people do bible ethics in an interesting way. Pence thinks people should be honest about their point of view. Pence objects to fudging it to get the allegiance of both parties. Religions always endorse the status quo. Religions almost always fear change in medicine. Ex: Medicine in child birth. He endorse the status quo....
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course BIO 150 taught by Professor Finco during the Spring '08 term at Agnes Scott College.

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