This lecture defines bioethics and what it has to say about the beginning of human life, the end of human life, and the very nature of human beings. Are we free to transcend our natural limits and become better?
Klusendorf demonstrates how worldviews inform bioethics and outlines the five areas every worldview must address: metaphysics, epistemology, anthropology, cosmology, and ethics. He then contrasts the two main worldviews that shape current thinking in this field: scientific materialism and Christian theism. He delves into topics like cloning and embryonic research, using case studies to illustrate and clarify complex issues.