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Making monkeys out of us

Making monkeys out of us

A US-Chinese team of scientists have produced embryos that include human cells and cells of a nonhuman primate, the long-tailed macaque. What are we to make of such experiments? How are we to assess their ethical implications? Historical precedent The first thing to note is that this

Two Charlies: Darwin vs. Hodge

Two Charlies: Darwin vs. Hodge

Feb. 12 was the birthdate of two extraordinary men: Abraham Lincoln, who helped America recognize the humanity of slaves, and Charles Darwin, who enslaved us to a dehumanizing theory. Neither was much of a theologian, but Lincoln may have gained faith during the Civil War,