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Saletan on Strange Science

I’m off the bioethics council meeting in a couple of hours. So I thought I’d leave you with Saletan’s latest laundry list. It turns out, for example, that hybrid cars, by not making enough noise, may endanger the blind. And stem cells are being used for customized breast implants. The trouble with heart-healthy naps is that they won’t work for those who most need them: The health-paranoid type-A personalities, even or especially after reading the latest studies, won’t be able to relax enough to sleep anyway.

The issues before the bioethics council remain organ markets, newborn screening, and dignity. Is there such a thing as human dignity? Does it have anything to do with the formulation of public policy? etc.

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"Is there such a thing as human dignity?"

I’m afraid reality television has settled that one.

Not anymore. This planet has become a reality television show with each "side" trying to win regardless of the cost. Maybe that iswhat the fate of homo sapiens is all about, and what has taken nearly 6 million years!

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