Kass: Too Weird to Trust
We, on the other hand, with our dissection of cadavers, organ transplantation, cosmetic surgery, body shops, laboratory fertilization, surrogate wombs, gender-change surgery, "wanted" children, "rights over our bodies," sexual liberation, and other practices and beliefs that insist on our independence and autonomy, live more and more wholly for the here and now, subjugating everything we can to the exercise of our wills, with little respect for the nature and meaning of bodily life.
--Leon R. Kass, Toward a More Natural Science via The American Prospect
He has a problem with the dissection of cadavers? Did Dr. Kass go to medical school before the Renaissance?
The fact that Dr. Kass actually holds a position on the eating of ice cream
in public (never mind that it's a negative position) is bizarre enough to be humorous. But his personal convictions about accepted medical practices are dangerous because he is in a position of power.
Posted by Stephen Gordon at March 26, 2004 09:22 AM