Quote Of The Day

“Therefore I submit to you, gentle reader, that the real debate signified by the [embryonic] stem cell controversy is only superficially about science. What is really at issue is philosophy, namely, What philosophy shall guide us? On one side we have those who propose a philosophy that has long gone by the name Utilitarianism. The other side (it must be admitted) is much more confused in its philosophical commitments, but I think we might tentatively name their philosophy as Natural Law*. When men argue about [embryonic] stem cell research, if their arguments penetrate to any real depth, what they really controvert is the question of what philosophical system best approximates the truth about mankind and his lot here on earth. And if we are to adopt utilitarianism as our public philosophy, we must have a debate about philosophy, not science.” —Paul J. Cella III Writing In Tech Central Station

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