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When do Human Beings Begin? "Scientific" Myths and Scientific Facts

  • Dianne N. Irving, M.A., Ph.D* | The question as to when a human being begins is strictly a scientific question, and should be answered by human embryologists-not by philosophers, bioethicists, theologians, politicians, x-ray technicians, movie stars, or obstetricians and gynecologists. The question as to when a human person begins is a philosophical question. . .
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A One-Act Drama:The Early Human Embryo:'Scientific' Myths and Scientific Facts: Implications for Ethics and Public Policy

  • Dianne N. Irving, M.A., Ph.D* | PLOT: The selected committee members are meeting to debate and reach an ethical consensus on proposed legislation concerning human cloning and human embryonic stem cell research. The language of the legislation has been written by those in attendance. . . .
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Vaccine refusal endangers everyone, not just the unvaccinated

  • Dr. David M. Gorski* | One of the more frequent claims of antivaccine activists often comes in the form of a  question, usually something like, "If your child is vaccinated, why are you worried about my children? They don't pose any danger to you." Of course, the premise behind that question is, ironically, one that conflicts with the belief that vaccines are ineffective: that vaccines are so effective that there's no reason for the parents of a vaccinated child to be concerned if that child comes in contact with another child with a vaccine-preventable disease. . . .
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