Of the various questions raised in the theist/atheist debate, here’s one that has, I believe, occasioned more witless commentary than any other.
My mother died of Alzheimer’s in my home last year. My uncle died of it several years ago. Believe me, I know what Alzheimer’s is like.
While the Confederate cause in the Civil War has been the subject of much chatter, the modern racial right owes far more to Charles Darwin than to Robert E. Lee.
The advance of ethical stem cell research continues exponentially.
“Strong AI” machines would have no more moral importance in and of themselves than a toaster.
Indiana opened a door to similar legislation across the United States, culminating in the horrors of Nazi Germany.
Of course we are animals in the strictly biological sense, as are clams, flies, and bacteria. But not in the moral sense.
“A doctor killing a patient is analogous to a pilot deliberately crashing a plane.”
I began my work against assisted suicide in 1993. In the intervening years, I have witnessed a very disturbing change.
Before you are tempted to laugh, realize that the environmental movement is becoming increasingly anti-human and the “nature rights” movement is growing.