At What Point In Its Development Can a Human Being Feel Pain?
Peter Singer has argued that animals, like humans, deserve protection because of their ability to suffer.
Why Should a Baby Live?
My title is adapted from a 2012 article by two philosophers, Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva.
The “Hard” Problem of Consciousness
Above is a picture of three children in the 1950s. One of them is me, the other two are not.
A Crucial Design Difference in Vertebrate Nerves
Consideration of the basic characteristics of nerve impulse propagation suggests that the speed of conduction in mammals is close to the maximum possible.
Doctor’s Diary: Fear Is a Gift from Our Designer
As a physician, I have cared for many patients who were fearful. Often with good reason, but not always.