Tag: Genetics and Eugenics

Tiny, Happy People

By C. Ben Mitchell, Ph.D., CBC Board Member Just when you think you have heard it all, someone pushes the envelope. According to three ethicists writing in the journal Ethics, Policy and the Environment, because geoengineering...

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A Review of Splice

By Matthew Eppinette, CBC New Media Manager Splice is a science fiction / horror film about genetic experimentation gone wrong. Clive and Elsa (Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley) are scientists working to combine strands of DNA from...

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The Weak Among Us

Richard Weikart has provided bioethicists with an excellent resource in From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004). He summarizes the writings of many...

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Book – From Darwin to Hitler

From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany. Weikart’s book elucidates the revolutionary impact Darwinism had on ethics and morality. Weikart demonstrates that many leading Darwinian...

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Plants Are People Too?

We live in an age in which humanism is mutating into anti-humanism. Step by step and inch by inch, the broader culture’s belief in the unique moral worth and importance of human life is being undermined by advocates for...

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The Triumph of Peter Singer Values

The time has come to admit it: Peter Singer Values are triumphing. Singer is the Princeton bioethicist who first broke into the public’s consciousness more than thirty years ago with Animal Liberation, a book in which he...

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Raw Materials

When, if ever before now, has humanity technologically progressed with such leaps and bounds, yet with less attention to the driving forces and philosophical assumptions that pave the road we follow? In the face of cavalier...

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Waging War on the Weak

Four months ago, a little girl in Samoa was born with serious disabilities. Doctors did not believe the baby could survive, so they urged the parents not to feed their daughter. But the parents loved their daughter and snuck...

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