Gene editing could provide a revolutionary cure for gene-linked diseases. But does it take medicine too far?
Will Gervais is an evolutionary and cultural psychologist whose research focuses on the cognitive, evolutionary and cultural forces that facilitate supernatural beliefs — and how these beliefs, in turn, affect cognition, evolution and culture. He works in the department of psychology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and is director of the Beliefs and Morality […]
The United Methodist Church will wrestle once more at its General Conference with the question of homosexuality. Will there be an accord? Will there be schism? Or will the issue return in another four years, as it has for the last four decades?
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.
Tobias Winwright serves as an associate professor of health care ethics and is an associate professor of theological ethics at St. Louis University. He is a Roman Catholic moral theologian who has co-authored After the Smoke Clears: The Just War Tradition and Post War Justice, and he edited Green Discipleship: Catholic Theological Ethics and the Environment.
Religious freedom has become the broad catchphrase at the heart of today’s biggest culture war issues. Witness the latest dust-ups over Religious Freedom Restoration Act legislation in these two states.
While 1 in five people practice Islam internationally, a Pew Research survey in 2010 found that about half of Americans are able to correctly identify the Quran and Ramadan as associated with Islam. Another Pew survey in 2007 revealed that 58 percent of Americans say they know little or nothing about Islam’s practices, and often, what they do know […]