Wesley J. Smith: Will Scientists Create a Conscious Human Brain in a Dish?

(NRO) – As society roils with COVID and the election, the biotechnological revolution rushes forward with scientists bound by few enforceable ethical boundaries.

As a consequence, we have already seen babies born who were genetically engineered, the march toward three- (or more) parent human embryos, and increasingly radical proposals for creating novel family forms.

Now, the prospect of growing human brain “organoids” from stem cells in a dish that could become conscious. Brain electrical activity has already been observed in the experiments.

And now, some scientists are contemplating the next step. CONTINUE