Reader Athos sent along this link to an article by Michael Cook, which is worth a read.
The article concerns one Julian Savulescu, protégé of Peter Singer;
While Singer is famed for supporting animal liberation, infanticide, euthanasia, and so on, Savulescu has broken new ground. A youthful 44, he has been at Oxford since 2002 as the head of something called the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.
"Practical Ethics". That's short for "Practically No Ethics".
As the article points out that there is no agreed upon set of qualifications for being a bioethicist, I am declaring myself one this morning. I'll gin out some business cards after I've had my coffee.
Seriously, if this kind of thing doesn't let up, it's time for the torches and pitchforks. Cheerleaders for ideas like "performance enhancing drugs in sport, genetic screening, early abortion, late-term abortion, sex-selective abortion, embryonic stem cell research, hybrid embryos, saviour siblings, therapeutic cloning, reproductive cloning, genetic engineering of children for higher IQs, eugenics, and organ markets" simply should be run out of town and pelted with rotten vegetables along the way.
It's enough, now.