Adam Lee asks and answers that very question:
My guess is that when life-extending technology is invented, the clerics and fundamentalists – the people most invested in religious belief – will denounce it as the ultimate violation of God’s plan, and will probably outlaw it wherever they have the power; but the vast majority […]
The X Prize Foundation has plunked down another gauntlet, this one to the tune of $2.25 million with the help of Nokia, to drag healthcare kicking and screaming into the 21st century. The objective? A portable, affordable, accurate, and comprehensive sensor suite able to constantly and unobtrusively measure every aspect of health […]
Michael Wolff says what must be said: in our desperate attempt to advance medicine we have created a population of millions who suffer because we will not let them die – every life is worth ending.
This is not anomalous; this is the norm.
The traditional exits, of a sudden heart attack, of dying […]
In the new issue of Arc (out May 28th) I explore why gaming is a new way to tell stories and lets us explore old ideas in new ways.
“I, the reader, am not culpable for the destiny of Romeo and Juliet simply because I turn the page. Games demand that we choose to take […]
Pop Bioethics has been dormant longer than I’d care to admit.
A new career path, a new apartment in a new borough, and the loss of a beloved family member formed a triumvirate fulcrum upon which my life has pivoted this past month. Writing has been neigh impossible.
I spend a […]
The after-birth abortion article continues to stir up discussions. For those who think that the idea is too extreme or unacceptable for a journal to publish, Julian Savulescu has some choice thoughts:
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, he added: “This “debate” has been an example of “witch ethics” – a group of people know who […]
Searing, intense, personal account of being mother to a child with Tay-Sachs, perhaps the archetypal disease used for discussing wrongful life. Emily Rapp’s take on prenatal testing is the opposite of abstract. Read it all:
That it is possible to hold this paradox as part of my daily reality points to the reductive and […]
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