Dr. Hughes is an international lecturer and public speaker,
appearing frequently at political, university, medical, legal,
bioethics, religious, and community gatherings across the United
States and Canada. An entertaining guest, and veteran
broadcaster in his own right, Dr. Hughes has appeared many times
on radio and television discussing bioethics and health care
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Questions Addressed in
What are the scientific trends leading toward radical
improvements in our lifespans, and why won't the growing numbers
of elderly people be an economic disaster?
Can a religious person in good faith want to end sickness,
aging, suffering and death itself through scientific means?
Why do parents' have an obligation to design their children if
Why are laws against prenatal sex selection bad for girls and
Why should we give great apes "human rights" and help them to
think and talk?
Why does Francis Fukuyama, one of the leading Bush
administration thinkers on biotechnology and global affairs,
think Dr. Hughes advocates the most dangerous idea in the world?
Why is the government doing research to create cyborgs through
the National Institutes of Health, and condemning cyborg
research through the President's Council on Bioethics?
How can we prevent a future war between humans, post-humans and
Why does the government permit biotech companies to claim patent
rights over the information in your genes?
How are issues like embryonic stem cells creating strange
political alliances all across the US, and why are these
alliances the shape of the "biopolitics" to come?
What are human beings going to do if robots take all the jobs?
Why has the idea of using the government to enforce "genetic
correctness" made a comeback?