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04/20/2012

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day: the misuse and abuse of the Nazi analogy in modern bioethics

External Link - Source: Scientific American

What does invoking Nazism accomplish? I decided to pose the question to bioethicist Arthur Caplan, who has written a lot about the subject and who was kind enough to lend his insights to me last week. “Some use it as a kind of rhetorical attention grabber,” he said. “In bioethical debate, it is a discussion ender – it shuts off debate. It’s evil incarnate, end of story.”

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