Thursday, May 22, 2008

Slate analyzes meaning of Pistorius ruling

Oscar Pistorius

Science and technology columnist William Saletan for the online magazine Slate analyzes the recent ruling in favor of runner Oscar Pistorius competing in the Olympics within the context of today's more advanced technology of artificial limbs.

In the column called "Leg Up. The emerging supremacy of artificial limbs," Saletan explores the paradox of the ruling: "Go, Oscar, go. We're all rooting for you to cross that finish line in Beijing. Just one note of caution: Don't win. That's the strange upshot of the court's ruling. Artificial legs are fine to run on, as long as you don't win the race."