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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Is It Ethical to Want to Be Better Than Well?

Martin Striz directs our attention to the Public Library of Science, Medicine, web site which is conducting a reader poll at the moment, asking the question, "Is it ethical for healthy people to use medical technologies to enhance their appearance, emotions, and mental and physical capabilities?"

Good heavens, is this an occasion for the technoprogressive freeping of a poll?

When Martin last checked, "Yes" had garnered a somewhat surprising 58% of the vote. By the time I arrived the "Yeas" had nudged upward to 60%. By all means, technoprogressives, cyborg democrats, prosthetic queers, and all the rest of you advocates for morphological freedom pile right on!

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