The Pope on human dignity

Scientific American recently presented the Pope’s views on the implications of certain biology research and biotechnology practices for human dignity. According to Pope Benedict, embryonic stem cell research, artificial insemination and the prospect of human cloning have “shattered” human dignity. Hmmm, and I suppose that indoctrinating children to believe that they are born sinners who are on … Continue reading

One step closer to playing God: Scientists progress toward the ability to create artificial life

Scientists create gene map for synthetic life Researchers say this is a critical step to creating artificial life Maggie Fox updated 4:30 p.m. ET, Thurs., Jan. 24, 2008 WASHINGTON – Researchers have assembled the entire genome of a living organism — a bacterium — in what they hope is an important step to creating artificial … Continue reading