Thursday, September 15, 2005

It Never Ends

When I heard that Leon Kass is leaving as the Chairperson of the President’s Council on Bioethics, I knew I’d be about as happy with the replacement as I was with Kass; not so much. But when I heard it was going to be this guy, I thought “Perfect!” because, had it been some mainstream ethicist, I would have had a heart attack. Thankfully, this guy couches much of his ethics on Christianity (whew! –coulda ended up with a secular, deontological nutbag, thank goodness Bush is holding firm to his deity-driven agenda—close call!). Further, he adores the the slippery slope argument that most modern ethicists, logicians and philosophers so scorn and even go so far as to refer to it as a fallacy. Yippee for conventional wisdom!


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