Philosophy & Ethics

'Waiting For Godot' Is Not A COVID-19 Strategy, But It May Be A Metaphor- Editorial

The 1948 Samuel Beckett play "Waiting for Godot" is about two people that are, as you can guess, waiting for Godot. They wait at a tree, but they have no idea who he is or if he will arrive. When the person they do not know and had no idea was ev ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 6 2020 - 12:58am

It's Time To Ban Sex Selection In IVF

Australian guidelines for the ethical use of IVF allow selecting a child’s sex for medical reasons. But draft guidelines that are now open for public submissions raise the possibility of extending this and allowing the choice for social reasons. ...

Article - The Conversation - Nov 30 2020 - 11:39am

It's Time To Allow Sex Selection In IVF

As part of a periodic review, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is calling for public submissions on its draft guidelines on the use of assisted reproductive technology in clinical practice and research. This, in lay terms, is the p ...

Article - The Conversation - Nov 30 2020 - 11:42am

Is God “Bound” By The Laws Of Physics, Or Can Physics Disprove Her?

I still believed in God (I am now an atheist) when I heard the following question at a seminar, first posed by Einstein, and was stunned by its elegance and depth: ‘If there is a God who created the entire universe and ALL of its laws of physics, does God ...

Article - The Conversation - Feb 22 2021 - 10:15am

Science Gets Closer To Making Human-Animal Chimeras

The recent announcement that scientists have made human-monkey embryos and cultured them in the lab for two weeks made international headlines. The technology to make animals that contain cells from other species has been available for decades and used ex ...

Article - The Conversation - Apr 19 2021 - 10:06am