It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to recognise that today’s marriage of medicine and technology has taken us into unchartered bioethical waters of nightmarish depths.
Enabled by science, we’ve made ourselves gods.
Creating life in test tubes, snuffing out breath on demand, reassigning gender…
In this brave new world, "human dignity" is synonymous with self-actualization via rights – whatever one may decide those rights to be – death, a baby, genitalia of choice.
The speed at which technology is moving has long since left bioethics in the dust. And I’m afraid there’s no getting off this ride – the genie is out of the bottle, and we’re all gods now.
That's why BioEdge exists – to keep bioethics part of the conversation, and to keep you informed as bioethical issues (some may rightly read "tragedies") are increasingly raised and played out in hospitals, in politics, in lives all over the world.
Needless to say, these days it’s almost impossible to keep up.
Which is why I’m asking for your support today – to power BioEdge’s stand for bioethics in an age of medicine and technology co-opted by rights.
You and I know that a world without ethics is chaos.
By giving today, you’ll ensure our online community continues to be equipped with high-quality, up-to-date information on the cutting edge of bioethics as events unfold.
Together, we can keep ethics part of the conversation.