Arthur Caplan

(Arthur L. Caplan,)

Arthur Caplan
Arthur Caplan
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Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D., is the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics at New York University Langone Health and the founding director of the Division of Medical Ethics. According to Google Scholar, his published books and articles have resulted in an h-index of 47 and an i10-index of 87, since 2009.

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All these remarkable new technologies are starting to make people very uncomfortable with the whole process of science. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
People ask, 'Is the science going to run ahead of the ethics?' I don't think that's always the problem. I think it's that the science runs ahead of the politics. Bioethics can alert people to something coming down the road, but it doesn't mean policy and politicians are going to pay attention. They tend to respond when there's an immediate crisis. The job of the ethicist, in some ways, is to warn or be prophetic. You can yell loudly, but you can't necessarily get everybody to leave the cinema, so to speak. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
Renegade scientists and totalitarian loonies are not the folks most likely to abuse genetic engineering. You and I are--not because we are bad but because we want to do good. In a world dominated by competition, parents understandably want to give their kids every advantage. ... The most likely way for eugenics to enter into our lives is through the front door as nervous parents ... will fall over one another to be first to give Junior a better set of genes. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
The Human Genome Project alone is the Full Employment Act for bioethicists. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
The old ethic for medicine [regarding new drugs] used to be: Is it safe and what are the risks? That is no longer adequate. Now people ask, "What goal are we reaching for? Health, Healthcare & Medicine
The time to talk about it in schools and churches and magazines and debate societies is now. If you wait, five years from now the gene doctor will be hanging out the MAKE A SMARTER BABY sign down the street. Families, Children & Parenting