Stephen Pinker attacks the President's Council on Bioethics in a new article in the New Republic. He criticizes the idea of "dignity," propounded by the Coucil, as a "squishy, subjective notion, hardly up to the heavyweight moral demands assigned to it." In its stead, he proposes a reliance on "personal autonomy," the firmness and objectivity of which he never actually defends in the article.
It's getting a lot of attention and criticism. More on it later.