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Jeffrey Fall

To Clone or Not to Clone?

We hear a lot about cloning today, but it's an idea that has been around for over 30 years. Back in the 60s, embryologists were first able to clone frogs in the laboratory. This was exciting and seemed rather harmless at the time. The process was rather simple since frogs, which are amphibians, readily develop outside of the mother's body. No attachment to the mother through a placenta is needed.

The opium of the people

The atheistic philosopher Karl Marx, an evolutionist and a contemporary of Charles Darwin, once called religion the "opium of the people."  In our day, however, Darwin's theories and their successors have become the "opium of the people"—dulling the mindset of the educated and uneducated alike.

The power to choose

We Americans pride ourselves in our freedom. Freedom of choice is a hallmark of our national identity and our heritage. We have the freedom to choose how we will live our lives. Sadly many individuals do not realize that freedom of choice carries the potential for great good in our lives as well as the potential for great harm.