Human Exceptionalism

Happy New Year!

I am not a believer in New Year’s Resolutions. It seems to me that if something is worth doing, it should just be done: No announcements necessary. And indeed, if we don’t have the will power, ability, or luck to accomplish the goal, having made a formal resolution won’t have made it any more likely to be completed.

So, I have no resolutions to share with you. All I can say as we enter 2007 is that I intend to continue advocating on behalf of human exceptionalism and the intrinsic moral value of all human life. One of the most enjoyable aspects of this work is Secondhand Smoke. I find myself ever on the lookout for stories that I think will interest this community. I love our interplay of ideas and appreciate the respect for differences that I think we have achieved. And the brain power and depth of consideration you all bring to your comments! Sometimes, it takes my breath away.

The coming year should be “interesting” (as in the old curse, may you live in interesting times), and so I am sure we will have much to discuss and debate. But until then, please accept my best wishes to each and every one of you and yours for a joyful and safe New Year.


The Latest