Must We Be Able to Reason to Be Thought of as Human Persons?
A common argument as to why abortion is generally ethical is that the unborn child cannot reason.
Octopuses Get Emotional About Pain, Research Shows
The smartest of invertebrates, the octopus, once again prompts us to rethink what we believe to be the origin of intelligence.
Armed and Dangerous: Human Evolution in Action — Or Is It Fake News?
Researchers say a growing number of adults have a persistent, prominent median artery in their arms, an artery that’s important in the embryonic stage.
Empathy — The Foundation of Human Exceptionalism?
If I gave you 15 seconds you could come up with a pat evolutionary just-so story to account for this, speculating on what reproductive advantage it serves.
For Bioethicists, This Is “Neglectful” Parenting
Consider: Children — no matter how “mature” — cannot buy cigarettes or give consent to being tattooed.