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Award for Singer ‘madness’

Christian Kerr The Australian HE award of the nation’s highest honour to philosopher, bioethicist and activist Peter Singer has prompted outrage, with Nationals Senate leader Barnaby Joyce calling it “madness” and a Christian group slamming his ideas as “really, really … Continue reading

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Synthetic biology could lead to disaster, says Oxford bioethicist

Michael Cook BioEdge Julian Savulescu, of Oxford’s Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, has issued a dramatic warning about the dangers of synthetic biology. He believe that it easily could be used to synthesise lethal new organisms which could kill vast … Continue reading

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Canadian bioethicist asks, why have children?

Michael Cook BioEdge Is it good to have children? Most people would think so, but there is a range of views amongst utilitarian bioethicists. Rebecca Bennett, from the University of Manchester, believes that having children is just another irrational experience … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season of fulminant fruitiness

BioEdge Newspapers have their “silly season” of shock-horror absurdities in the slow news summer months. How about bioethics journals? When two very loopy articles surface in peer-reviewed journals in as many weeks, it’s clearly February and March. First there was … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Designer Brains – Dr. Paul Root Wolpe

BigThink Dr. Paul Root Wolpe is the senior bioethicist at NASA and a pioneer in the field of neuroethics. Peering into his children’s and grandchildren’s future, he sees an America that rewards competitiveness and productivity over relationship-building, and suspects that … Continue reading

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Do we need a morality pill?

Source: BioEdge Princeton bioethicist Peter Singer and a research assistant, Agata Sagan, proposed a “morality pill” in a column in the New York Timesthis week. They speculate that moral behaviour is at least in part biochemically determined. Hence, it should … Continue reading

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Is pregnancy unethical? Yes, says UK bioethicist

Michael Cook BioEdge Here is contrarian bioethics at its best. Pregnancy and childbirth are so painful, risky and socially restrictive for women that public funding should urgently be directed to the development of artificial wombs. This is the only way … Continue reading

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