A story of scalping and how some Indians learned to treat survivors has proven to be centuries ahead of scientists and discussions about new medical therapies. Perhaps we should heed the words of Ecclesiastes 1:9:
That which has been is what will be,
That which is done is what will be done,
And there is nothing new under the sun.
A health care bill amendment that the Senate passed Thursday has pro-life groups fretting that the door is again open to the federal funding of abortion. In a 61-39 vote, the Senate approved an amendment by Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) that mandates coverage of any preventive care or screenings for women by the Health Resource and Services Administration.
As world leaders prepare to gather in Copenhagen to discuss a global strategy for combatting climate change—a strategy likely to involve a substantial growth of government power at the expense of individual and economic liberty—a shock wave of controversy threatens to shatter what many have come to view as settled science.