Thursday, March 31, 2011
Bridget M. Fuselier (Associate Professor of Law, Baylor Law School) recently published her article entitled Avoiding a Science Fiction Soap Opera: Excluding the Pre-Embryo From Probate, 74 Tex. B. J. 224 (March 2011). The introduction is below:
“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” While this concept is expressed incessantly, it does not make it any easier to deal with the very difficult realities that come about as a result of the seeming warp-speed pace of scientific discovery and the glacial pace of understanding, wisdom, and a workable legal framework to go along with it. As we have seen the fertility industry develop since the first “test tube” baby in 1978, society has also witnessed the resulting legal and emotional issues that are more complicated than could have been imagined.