Monday, March 19, 2007


I've just been informed that I must cancel class Tuesday, March 20 in order to allow students to attend the Stone-Campbell lectures. So, be ready on Thursday to discuss the following articles in EIMM:

1) pp. 595-605, "The Presumptive Primacy of Procreative Liberty"

2) pp. 615-624, "What's Wrong with Commodification?"

3) pp. 624-630 "Selling Babies and Selling Bodies"

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Humans for Sale: How much are YOU worth?

The following is from a website...and is hopefully tongue in cheek.

"Currently over 10.3 million humans for sale!

Have you been thinking about putting yourself up for sale lately? Ever wonder how much money you could get on the open human market? will attempt to place a value on your life using a variety of criteria in 4 basic facets of life. Among the criteria used include athletic ability, education level, income, amount of exercise, weight, and sense of humor. This is obviously a very subjective matter and is not intended and does not claim to be scientifically accurate. The more honestly you answer the questions, the more realistic the dollar value returned will be."

to take the quiz, go to:

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Thanks for your Understanding

Hello everyone--

Thank you for your help and prayers for Grace as she endured a medical emergency last class. She went home with her daughter-in-law and we trust she is improving and will be back with us Tuesday.

Meanwhile, we are behind in our schedule, and this coming week half our class will be away this coming week for Nationals. I had originally thought we would cancel class for March 8 but because we are behind we can no longer proceed with that plan. Instead, here is what we will be doing for the next two weeks:

Tuesday, 3/6

EIMM, pp. 309-321, Advance Directives
EIMM, pp. 333- 356: Choosing for Others
BPC, pp. 79-87, Who Decides?

Thursday 3/8

EIMM, pp. 377-381, 394-400, Euthanasia and Physician-assisted Suicide:

Tuesday 3/13

EIMM, pp. 416-434, Euthanasia and Physician-assisted Suicide
BPC, pp. 57-67, Suicide and Euthanasia

Thursday, 3/15

VIDEO: 18 Ways to Make a Baby

Emily, Elise and McKenzie: you will need to submit one-page summaries for each of the articles you will be missing while at Nationals, demonstrating to me that you understand them.

Also, Elise and Emily: I do not have McKenzie's phone or e-mail address, so I'd appreciate it if you would pass this assignment on to her.

Kyle, Grace and Joshua: we will meet as usual next week and cheer our athletes from afar.

Thanks for your understanding as we make these necessary adjustments to our course calendar. Please call me if you have any questions or concerns.