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The Importance of Being Human

Discovery senior fellow Wesley J. Smith has returned to podcasting with What It Means to Be Human, a podcast about the many policies and proposals in bioethics, bioscience, and animal liberation that threaten the idea of human exceptionalism and undermine universal human rights:


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On this episode of What It Means to Be Human, Wesley J. Smith, senior fellow in Human Rights and Bioethics at Discovery Institute, explains why human exceptionalism is so important for universal human rights.

There is a war being waged against unique human worth on many fronts, from personhood theory and the animal liberation movement to radical environmentalism and philosophical materialism. Very powerful forces have dedicated themselves to convincing us that we really aren't all that important. Smith explains these attacks and shows why human exceptionalism must be defended for the sake of human rights everywhere.


Mr. Smith has written extensively on human exceptionalism and bioethics, garnering him the Human Life Foundation's 2008 Great Defender of Human Life Award in October. He posts regularly at Secondhand Smoke: Your 24/7 Seminar on Bioethics and the Importance of Being Human.

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