This technology is still a long time from the potential for human application, but it presents issues we need to address now.
The question of the disposition of the soul depends on what we mean by “soul.” Is the soul a thing somewhere in the brain, so to speak, or in the body?
A bit ago, Germany’s high court created an absolute right to commit suicide and the concomitant right to have help in making oneself dead.
Wesley Smith explains why we need to take the threat of the anti-humanism movement seriously.
Of course it’s the very same assumption at work in the evolution debate, on the part of those who dismiss the suppression of intelligent design dissidents.