The unscientific nature of the concept that “human life begins at fertilization,” and why it matters
Volume 107, Issue 3, Pages 566–567
Richard J. Paulson, M.D.
We live in a time of unprecedented scientific progress. This is not a remarkable statement, as it could easily have been made anytime during the preceding millennia of cultural evolution. Information grows exponentially, and each era not only has access to more information than the preceding era, but also adds more new discoveries and data. Additionally, the present time has given us unprecedented access to information and rapid communication. Unfortunately, one unintended consequence of our near instantaneous communication is the rapid proliferation and dissemination of misinformation and outright disinformation.