Behind Stephen Hawking’s remarks on assisted suicide

By Dave Andrusko Next Monday, June 15, The British Broadcasting Corporation (the BBC) will air “Dara O’Briain meets Stephen Hawking.” I know nothing about O’Briain other than Arts Correspondent Hannah Furness describes him as “a comedian and broadcaster who has a degree in theoretical physics.” Not exactly what you would necessarily expect (even on the …

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Hawking: Suicide if I Become a Burden, Can’t Contribute

By Wesley J. Smith I have been warning that the high-profile normalization of assisted suicide–and the media celebrating those who kill themselves in the face of disease–is leading toward an ethic in which people kill themselves to not be a ”burden,” in essence, a moral duty to die. And now the great physicist Stephen Hawking …

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Stephen Hawking, “A Theory of Everything,” and what we can learn

  By Dave Andrusko Watching the Golden Globe awards Sunday (a kind of precursor to the Oscars), I was reminded how, even more than usual, I had missed many very fine films in 2014. Among the winners was Eddie Redmayne in the “Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama” category for his portrayal of famed …

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Stephen Hawking is a great scientist but his advice on decriminalising assisted suicide should be given short shrift

  By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. We first ran this last September. But with the province of Quebec having passed a law allowing for assisted suicide, this column was more relevant than ever. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors …

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Stephen Hawking is a great scientist but his advice on decriminalising assisted suicide should be given short shrift

  By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Scientist Professor Stephen Hawking has spoken out in favour of assisted suicide for people with terminal diseases. In an interview with …

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BBC limbers up for new round of celebrity-led cheer-leading for assisted suicide

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Euthanasia season has arrived and the pro-death lobby, aided by their cheerleader and press office, the BBC, are now gearing up for …

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Lessons from Stephen Hawking and Kathryn Higham about assisted suicide

By Dr. Peter Saunders Congratulations to Stephen Hawking  internationally renowned Cambridge physicist, who turned 70 this week. Hawking is probably the world’s most famous sufferer of motor neurone disease (MND) and apart from his contributions to science has also taught us two very important things relevant to the euthanasia debate. First is the unreliability of …

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