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Entry: 2004-12-01 18:37:06.666243+01 Euthanasia by Dan Lyke comments 9

Admitting to a long-term covert practice, Netherlands hospital carrying out euthanasia for a few terminally ill babies.

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Entry: 2003-02-15 18:19:17+01 Philosophical Monsters by petronius comments 4

In a time of increasingly intense rhetoric in the protest field, with much political analysis subsumed by ad hominem attacks, it might be interesting to look at the disconnect between somebody's ideas and the person themself. In the New York Times Magazine (sorry, registration needed)a veteran disability rights attorney writes about debating Professor Peter Singer of Princeton, philosophical founder of the Animal Rights Movement and recently attacked for arguing that parents have the right to kill malformed babies, or that society has the right to kill the suffering comatose. As a prime candidate for involuntary euthanisia, the author is appalled by the professor's ideas, but is troubled by the fact that that he seems to be genuinely nice person. She is attacked by her fellow crips (her term, not mine)for even shaking hands with him. Can we separate people from their ideas, or should we? A very good article.

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Entry: 1999-10-01 09:00:00+02 by Dan Lyke comments 0

A CNN article about Princeton bioethics professor Peter Singer questioning the wrongness of infanticide. I believe Singer is the same guy who's made some pretty interesting discussions about human mental development versus the intellectual levels other species and how that relates to those who choose to be omnivorous. Undoubtedly this is extremely one-sided knee jerk journalism, which would explain the various responses to it.

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