The concept of Dignity has recently become a subject of considerable debate. This debate is partly being sparked by the publication of the monograph Human Dignity and Bioethics by the US President’s Council on Bioethics. The notion of dignity is being attacked as too vague and ambiguous to have any value, and some critics see the use of the concept of human dignity as ploy by conservative ethicists to thwart the advancement of medicine and science through new technologies. In fact, it has been used by both sides in such debates, but it remains vague and ambiguous. In my opinion, the problems with its squishy definition require attention, but I think there is something underneath the messy definition that needs to be explored, not abandoned. What do you think? Is dignity a concept that has no practical value and should be abandoned? If we dump the concept of dignity, what is lost? What does dignity mean to you? …. And what do you think it means to others?