Volume 1 (2008), Issue 1

Articles

Human Identity: The Question Presented by Human-Animal Hybridization

Joseph Vining
What makes each of us, as individuals, human to one another, or, more generally, what makes an individual creature human? We have not often had to ask the question because of the species line based on reproductive capacity and incapacity, although “degrees of humanness” were explored in the various eugenic programs of the last century.
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The Stem Cell Debate: Why Should It Matter to Animal Advocates?

Maneesha Deckha and Yunwei Xie

The debate over embryonic stem cell research is not commonly associated with nonhuman animals and posthumanist critiques. Rather, the debate revolves around the status of the human embryo and thus is evocative of and closely aligned with the abortion debates in many jurisdictions. Researchers, patients, religious groups, and feminists are interested parties that comprise the face of the debate due to the centrality of the meaning of the human embryo to it. Yet, the abortion debate is not the only controversial realm into which the embryonic stem cell research debate spills over. Read more about The Stem Cell Debate: Why Should It Matter to Animal Advocates?

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