In 2019, the New Jersey Legislature passed a law legalizing medically assisted suicide. Several other states debated similar measures.
Did God want humans to find a way to live forever? Religious transhumanists say embracing radical human enhancement is a faithful act.
John D. Loike is a research scientist in the department of biomedical engineering at Columbia University, focusing on bioethics, stem cells, cloning and the interplay between science and religion. In 2018, he co-authored a study on how to apply Jewish teachings to medical advancements like gene editing.
Nigel Cameron is president of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies in Washington, D.C., as well as leader of the Institute on Biotechnology and the Human Future at Chicago-Kent College of Law. He has presented a TEDx Talk on the implications of a world without human labor.
An aging population and the associated end-of-life challenges have combined to keep assisted suicide at the center of the nation’s moral concerns.
Religious freedom has become the broad catchphrase in today’s biggest culture war issues. The Obama administration’s contraception mandate is the latest example, as the Supreme Court ruled June 30 in favor of Hobby Lobby and another corporation that wanted to opt out of birth control coverage.
Dr. Don Colbert is a Christian nutritionist and dietitian who wrote What Would Jesus Eat?: The Ultimate Program for Eating Well, Feeling Great and Living Longer and The What Would Jesus Eat Cookbook (both from Thomas Nelson, 2002). He says that following a Mediterranean diet – full of the grains and vegetables known in Jesus’ time – can eliminate obesity. He […]
Read a series of articles on obesity published by The New York Times in 2000.
A 2009 survey found that medical costs associated with obesity were $147 billion–up from $75 billion in 2003.