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“Human-Animal Hybrids”

It’s a funny item–and an easy way to make fun of the President, but it turns out there’s more. Once again, to appease his base, Bush is attacking the weakest members of our society. Read what PZ Myers, a biologist and professor at the University of Minnesota has to say about the subject:

He’s trusting that everyone will think he is banning monstrous crimes against nature, but what he’s really doing is targeting the weak and the ill, blocking useful avenues of research that are specifically designed to help us understand human afflictions. His message isn’t “We aren’t going to let the mad scientists make monsters!”, it’s “We aren’t going to let the doctors help those ‘retards.'”

It’s a damn fine piece, definitely worth reading the whole thing.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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