February 2011

Artificial Intelligent Computers Would be Tools, Not Moral Beings

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Reading the Week in Review section of the NYT today, I came upon an interesting column about a new computer — dubbed Watson — that its developers hope will rise to the level of AI, defined in the side bar copied above. Watson will soon […]

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Adult Skin Stem Cell “Gun” Huge Breakthrough in Burn Therapy

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Remember those bad old days when we were told embryonic stem cell research offered the “only hope?” Check this National Geographic video out! Healing within days with the patient’s own stem cells. Never underestimate the ingenuity and creativity of scientists!

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The History and Reception of Eggsploitation

By Matthew Eppinette, CBC New Media Manager CBC President Jennifer Lahl has a piece in today’s To The Source on some of the background to our latest documentary as well as some of the comotion it has been causing as we’ve been showing it around the country. Pay close attention to who the critics of […]

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Revisionist History Transforms Jack Kevorkian Into Harmless Muppet

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The phenomenon that is Jack Kevorkian continues to unfold in a truly appalling way. When he began his assisted campaign in 1991, he initially received bad press. However, once he successfully redefined his purposes as “preventing suffering,” the media and public’s attitudes shifted dramatically. Kevorkian’s […]

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Revisionist History Transforms Jack Kevorkian Into Harmless Muppet

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBCThe phenomenon that is Jack Kevorkian continues to unfold in a truly appalling way. When he began his assisted campaign in 1991, he initially received bad press. However, once he successfully redefined his purposes as “preventing suffering,” the media and public’s attitudes shifted dramatically. Kevorkian’s poll […]

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Why Is it Wrong For Medical Students to Conduct Body Cavity Exams on the Unconscious?

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Very serious charges are being made that some Australian and UK medical students conduct intimate body exams on unconscious patients without consent. From the story: AUSTRALIAN medical students are carrying out intrusive procedures on unconscious and anaesthetised patients without gaining the patient’s consent. The unauthorised […]

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