Re: “Breakthrough on diabetes that almost didn’t happen” (Off the wire, 10-16).
When researchers argue for the harvesting of human embryonic stem cells by asserting that use of the cells “has incredible promise to alleviate human suffering,” they should think carefully about where that sort of logic could take them.
Depraved means are not justified by a good and desirable end. The ancients told a myth of their god, Saturn, eating his children, but they at least saw the cruelty in the story. We of a more “advanced” civilization dissect our offspring for the sake of our health and …