A recent petition by animal rights group, For Life on Earth, asked scientists to justify their science. Dario Ringach gives them their reply.
At Speaking of Research we recently commented on the self-contradictory positions of Dr. Lawrence Hansen. We think it is problematic for Dr. Hansen to be a PeTA member who publicly and vociferously protests the use of animals in medical research and, simultaneously, to engage in, provide funding for and support animal research himself. We questioned how … Continue reading A Pathetic Defense of Dr. Lawrence Hansen
Our recent panel discussion on the science and ethics of medical research using animals gathered panelists in favor and opposed to such investigations. By all measures, the event turned out to be a very productive exercise in civil discourse. An encouraging sign was the fact that several animal right activists in the audience came to … Continue reading Hope for dialogue gains momentum among animal right activists
This is a copy of a letter written to Dr. Greek long ago (July 2003) in response to his request for a written contribution from me. Everything I say in this letter is the honest truth of what I think now, as I did then, with regard to cognitive neuroscience in the non-human primate. At … Continue reading Open Letter to Dr. Greek