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Medicine, ethics and religion: rational or irrational?
  1. R D Orr,
  2. L B Genesen
  1. Loma Linda University Medical Center, California, USA.


    Savulescu maintains that our paper, which encourages clinicians to honour requests for "inappropriate treatment" is prejudicial to his atheistic beliefs, and therefore wrong. In this paper we clarify and expand on our ideas, and respond to his assertion that medicine, ethics and atheism are objective, rational and true, while religion is irrational and false.

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