Philosophy & Ethics
- How Will Anti-Science Activists Treat GMO Humans Of The Future?
In the 1970s, scientists used genetic modification to insert the gene for human insulin production into yeast and bacteria cells. They turned those cells into tiny insulin factories, meaning insulin no longer had to be created from animal pancreases, whic ...
Article - Nicholas Staropoli - Nov 2 2015 - 1:53pm
- Canada Must Protect Physicians Who Don't Want To Participate In Assisted Death
Assisted dying may become legal in Canada on Feb. 6, 2016 and given that country's recent lurch to one side of the political spectrum, doctors are worried that a more social authoritarian government will penalize then if they have conscientious objec ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 23 2015 - 1:08pm
- Evolution Is Intelligent: A Learning Theory Opinion On Fitness
Some biologists resist the idea of intelligence in evolution because they are in a culture war against religious opponents who believe descent with modification was guided by a higher being. By being forced to abandon terms in response to encroachment by ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 20 2015 - 1:08pm
- What Makes A True Scientist?
Is a scientist someone who does science? It depends on who you ask, according to a presentation at the AAAS meeting in Washington, D.C. A century ago, an occupation based on intelligence was regarded as a blue-collar endeavor. Sherlock Holmes was better ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 14 2016 - 12:18pm
- Organic Consumers Association Doubles Down On Pesticides And Zika Claims
Organic Consumers Association, which funds Denier For Hire cabals like the anti-science group U.S. Right To Know, has baffled the science community once again by just making stuff up. When groups made claims that a larvicide named pyriproxyfen was part of ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 6 2016 - 8:00am
- Virtual Reality "Laws Of Robotics"-Type Code Of Conduct Created
The technological capacity for generating virtual worlds from home computers will soon be widely available to the general public, as special head-mounted displays are brought to market that create the illusion of being immersed in virtual three-dimensional ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 6 2016 - 9:00am
- Galactic Random-Genocide From Quantum-Relativistic Ethics With Diversity-Doctrine Or Donald Trump
Long Title: "Galactic Random-Genocide from Quantum-Relativistic Plenitude Principled Multiversial Many-Minds Ethics under the Doctrine of Diversity or Donald Trump" Alternative Title: The 1 CC = 50 FF or FFF Theorem or One Concealed Carry saves ...
Article - Sascha Vongehr - Jul 1 2016 - 2:33am
- 60 Minutes: No Broadcasting Standards, No Investigation
Last week, a small group of people held a protest outside Channel Nine in Sydney. They were objecting to the network’s treatment of Adam Whittington, the Australian man whose company “recovered” Sally Faulkner’s children on the streets of Beirut. It’s cle ...
Article - The Conversation - Jul 25 2016 - 8:12am
- Affordable Care Act And Health Care- The Same Racial And Economic Disparities Persist
Though the Affordable Health Care was passed and signed without really knowing what it was, a few things were certain; you could keep your doctor, it would be cheaper due to competition for new customers, and socio-economic disparities would be eliminated ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 31 2016 - 9:44am
- There is no Morality and no Such Thing as Ethics
Today’s affirmative action professoriate like to talk as though they own the moral high ground because they are not white men. It’s a big act. Even before the affirmative action professoriate came into being, the academic study of ethics and morality was ...
Blog Post - Alex Durig - Jan 2 2017 - 4:46pm