Robert P. George Tocqueville Furman University Robert P. George

"Science, Philosophy, and Religion in the Embryo Debate"

Robert P. George holds the McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence at Princeton University and is the founding director of Princeton's James Madison Program. He is also a member of the President's Council on Bioethics and the UNESCO World Commission on the Ethics of Science and Technology. His books include In Defense of Natural Law and Embryo: A Defense of Human Life.


Lee M. Silver Tocqueville Furman University Lee M. Silver

"Choosing the Genes of Our Children and the Future of Humankind"

Dr. Lee M. Silver is a professor at Princeton University in the Department of Molecular Biology and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. His most recent book is Challenging Nature: the Clash of Science and Spirituality at the New Frontiers of Life. He has testified before both state governments and the U.S. Congress on biotechnological issues, and has been a frequent commentator on national television programs, including 20/20 and 60 Minutes.


Peter A. Lawler Tocqueville Furman University Peter A. Lawler

"Stuck with Virtue in our Pro-Life Future: The Persistence of Human Nature in the Era of Biotechnology"

Peter Augustine Lawler is Dana Professor and Chair of the Department of Government and International Studies at Berry College, and a member of the President's Council on Bioethics. He has written or edited a dozen books, including Aliens in America: The Strange Truth About Our Souls and Stuck with Virtue: The American Individual and Our Bioetechnological Future.

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