When organ-transplant medicine was launched, a wary society was solemnly promised that organs would be taken only from the dead.
The signers of the Dissent list have all risked their careers or reputations in signing. Such is the power of groupthink.
Not all humans can be concert pianists. Some humans can’t speak or get out of a wheelchair or remember their daughter’s name anymore. Here we enter into moral and ethical issues.
Our brains have vastly more ability than is needed for survival, most notably the capacity for language and abstract thought.
What Denyse O’Leary calls “well-intentioned nonsense” will protect no one that needs protecting.