Summit Lecture Series

The Challenge of Biotechnology 1
Cloning, stem cells, artificial intelligence, abortion, euthanasia. Biotechnology is the social issue of our times, and is moving at pace that leaves any ethical consideration way behind. Christians simply must address this issue, but many have no idea what is even going on. These sessions provide an introduction to the emerging technologies, and clear concise teaching on the key foundational issue of personhood and what makes humans valuable.

The Challenge of Biotechnology 2
Cloning, stem cells, artificial intelligence, abortion, euthanasia. Biotechnology is the social issue of our times, and is moving at pace that leaves any ethical consideration way behind. Christians simply must address this issue, but many have no idea what is even going on. These sessions provide an introduction to the emerging technologies, and clear concise teaching on the key foundational issue of personhood and what makes humans valuable.

Stem Cells
Well versed in the field, Dr. Michael Buratovich of Spring Arbor University addresses the ethics and problems surrounding embryonic stem cell research. After outlining the more technical aspects of embryonic and fetal development, Dr. Buratovich then explains the different types of embryonic stem cells and how they can be used. This leads him into eight major problems that are associated with this field of therapeutic medicine, which he follows with scientists’ responses (or lack thereof) to these problems. Finally he points to the uses of adult/somatic stem cells and their track record, concluding that science needs to focus on what has already been proven to work.