In the third of his five part series on the cloning and embryonic stem cell controversies in Slate, Will Saletan describes how scientific definitions and moral boundaries are steadily being, shall we say, stretched, to justify permitting biotech researchers to undertake certain areas of research that might otherwise provoke societal resistence based on moral grounds. As I have repeatedly written, changing definitions in science for political purposes is to corrupt science.
Saletan predicts that current “boundaries,” will also be shifted as the research advances. Bingo! He will provide more details in his next article.