Margaret Moen

Margaret Moen is an editor and freelance writer in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Centaurs, The Sphinx, and The Minotaur: Human-Animal Hybrids of Old


Drunk, rowdy guests disrupt a king’s wedding and try to kidnap the bride and other women there. These troublemakers are Centaurs, half-man and half-horse, described either as a man with the barrel and hind legs of a horse extending from his back, or a horse with a man’s body from the waist up in place […]

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Right to Life Retrospect


“While everyone was asleep his enemy came and sowed weeds all through the wheat, and then went off. When the crop grew and bore fruit, the weeds appeared as well.” — Matthew 13:25-26 The culture of life landscape looks like the field in the Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds. Changes on the Supreme […]

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Frankenstein Revisited


Opponents of human cloning often allude to Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein. Dr. Leon Kass in his March 17, 1997 testimony to the National Bioethics Advisory Commission said, “People are repelled by many aspects of human cloning,” one of those aspects being “the Frankensteinian hubris to create human life and increasingly to control its destiny.” […]

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