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Knocking Human Beings Off the Pedestal of Exceptionalism

Onn this episode of What It Means to Be Human, Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Wesley J. Smith takes a look at "personhood theory" advocated by such as Princeton University's Peter Singer. Listen in and learn more about the threat to the sanctity of life ethic as the fundamental value of our social order. As Smith says, "The time has come to pay attention. If human life is knocked off the pedestal, universal human rights will be impossible to sustain."

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Listen to more podcasts by Wesley J. Smith at Brave New Bioethics.

Wesley J. Smith

Award winning author Wesley J. Smith is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, an attorney for the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, and a special consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture.

His book "Forced Exit: The Slippery Slope from Assisted Suicide to Legalized Murder" (1997), a broad-based criticism of the assisted suicide/euthanasia movement was published in 1997. His book "Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America," a warning about the dangers of the modern bioethics movement, was named One of the Ten Outstanding Books of the Year and Best Health Book of the Year for 2001 (Independent Publisher Book Awards). His latest book is A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy: The Human Cost of the Animal Rights Movement .

Published: May 8, 2010

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