|Editor's Note: Owing to an editing error, an erroneous version of the following letter appeared in the July 8, 1996, issue of The Scientist (page 12). Below is the correct version of the letter.|
His statement that "bioethicists must learn the scientific facts about a subject before venturing ethical pronouncements on that subject" I would agree with; but to say that "scientists ought to learn about ethical theories" before venturing ethical pronouncements appears to be confusing morality with consensus of opinion. Does Galston think, then, that just because ethicist John Rawls...
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