Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"We try to think of organisms as engaging in a work of self-preservation. To be living is to be engaged in that work. To die is to cease to be engaged."

  • Gilbert Meilaender, a member of the President's Council on Bioethics, whose new report redefines "death" by rejecting the current neurological standard's reliance on an outdated notion of the brain as the body's control center for physiological processes.

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