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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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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Are you In or Are you Out?

As a 21st century society, we are being forced to grapple with the ethical questions surrounding some of the leading scientific discoveries in human history, particularly in the area of genetic research. The current wave in...

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Your are Worthy but…,

How Much is an Embryo Worth? Imagine one day your spouse tells you, I could see you three different ways. First, you are someone I see as equal to me. Second, I could view you as a clump of cells. Or third, you are someone who...

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Interview with Christine Rosen

1. Why did you write Preaching Eugenics? Was there a big overarching questions you were attempting to answer? I wrote Preaching Eugenics because I thought it was important to describe this unknown part of our eugenic past. I...

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The Human Future

Movies like Bicentennial Man, AI, Simone and most recently, I Robot have gripped the public’s imagination. But just how much of what is depicted in these films is Hollywood sensationalism? Will robots soon live amongst us,...

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