Ronald Bailey on Bioconservatives vs. Bioprogressives


The conventional left/right ideological categories are breaking down in our new age of biopolitics, observes Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey. On one side stands an uneasy "bioconservative" alliance of moralizing neoconservatives and egalitarian left-wingers who fear that the new biotechnologies threaten human dignity and human equality. On the other side are "bioprogressives" who welcome the new advancements for their capacity to confer greater freedom to flourish.