Human Exceptionalism

Fox Doesn’t Take Meds Before Testifying

Well, it seems pretty clear to me now that Fox did not take his medications so as to appear more “sympathetic” in his deceptive television ads about human cloning and embryonic stem cell research. He has used this strategy before. From his book: “I had made a deliberate choice to appear before the subcommittee without medication. It seemed to me that this occasion demanded that my testimony about the effects of the disease, and the urgency we as a community were feeling, be seen as well as heard. For people who had never observed me in this kind of shape, the transformation must have been startling.”

Source: Lucky Man, p. 247. The committee Fox is referring to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, September 28, 1999. Like I said, this isn’t deceptive but is intended to prevent the viewer from thinking about what he is saying, and critics from holding him to account for his other deceptions.

It seems to me this epitomizes the entire pro-cloning advocacy approach.

HT: D. Andrusko

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