Due to an editing error, this is an erroneous version of the letter. The corrected version can be found in the September 2, 1996 issue of The Scientist
I agree with Galston's statement that "bioethicists must learn the scientific facts about a subject before venturing ethical pronouncements on that subject"; but to say that "scientists ought to learn about ethical theories" before venturing ethical pronouncements seems to confuse morality with consensus of opinion. Does Galston think that just because I learn that ethicist John Rawls has a theory of morality, that theory...
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