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Posted on 01/12/2010 7:58:50 AM PST by bs9021
Progressives Discover Bioethics Natalia Angulo, January 12, 2010
The Center for American Progress sponsored the event Progress in Bioethics to promote a stronger relationship between scientific innovation and politics on the grounds that bio-politics is the next frontier. The events tagline revealed an ulterior competitive motive, perhaps, which set the tone for the panel discussion: After more than a decade of conservatives dominance of public bioethical debate, progressive bioethics is finally in ascendance.
Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Michael Tomasky began by pointing out that Conservatives dont do nuance [when it comes to ethical issues]. That there is hardly any attention paid right now to ethics and bioethics in particular is not the point; what is key for Tomasky is that when talk of bioethics resurfaces, while Conservatives have their position neatly and ardently memorized, the Left will still be figuring out theirs.
Tomaskys colleague and Managing Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Clay Risen emphatically pointed out that the Right has had time to really think about these issues, but that the speed with which technology creates new (bio)ethical situations no longer allows for philosophizing....
Translation: they don't lie nearly as well as we do.
“the Right has had time to really think about these issues, but that the speed with which technology creates new (bio)ethical situations no longer allows for philosophizing....”
Translation: new technology gives us new ways to kill helpless people for the glory of socialist progress.
Nuance mean’s making a word mean the opposite of what it actually means.
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