Advent is about the choice to nurture a world reflective of divine justice and individual choice. To participate in a challenge to oppressive powers. Mary chose to participate, to nurture a force pushing against her experience of an occupying empire and furthering equality among peoples.
I am not trying to convince the government to take your guns away. I'd just prefer for you to not want them.
I wondered whether any roboticist designing a "female" robot would give it one of the most widely seen female physical traits: breasts. Today, I have my answer.
This week, 23andMe, the Google-backed DTC genetic test company, stunned many observers by agreeing to stop sales of its $99 genetic test kit online, saying it will now release only ancestry information and raw data without interpretation.
The canon of philosophy ought to exert much the same influence (without the ideology or ritual elements) that scriptural canons do, if it is to retain the relevance that I believe it ought to have, and that its major thinkers sought to grant it.
Corporate ethics is booming. Every major company has its own Corporate Social Responsibility program. CSR consulting is big business, and more and more companies are following suit. But is social responsibility also economically sustainable?
Each day parents are presented with opportunities to teach their children the effects of choice. Making better choices is a invaluable life lesson.
While we continue to think about why using robots in war is problematic, from moral, legal and prudential perspectives, we should also continue to press on their touted "benefits."
Today we aren't working. I plan to relax after I make the stuffing, mash potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, get the turkey in the oven, and clean the house. Maybe I should have worked today.
May this Chanukah and Thanksgiving truly banish darkness, bring bounty, cultivate gratitude, and challenge us to see the light in others' eyes.
If we don't take an introspective look at the policies and actions we've taken in the name of national security, actions that grossly violate our fundamental values, then we are leaving the door open for this to happen again.
I felt like I had been punched in the gut. Suddenly, through unfiltered, raw emotion, I felt, quite frankly, like a cold-blooded murderer waking up to the reality of what he had done. I nearly threw up.
Social media communication tools and practices are beginning to mature, so it makes sense to discuss and debate values that underlie behavior.
It was bound to happen. In our age of oversharing, we shouldn't be surprised that someone has used social media to make a confession about a crime he committed.
Ethics can evolve along with every area of human discovery, for instance, beyond ugly biblical myths born of justifying tribal hatred and ethnic -- God-made-us-do-it -- cleansing after the fact.
When he announced the creation of his anti-corruption commission last July, Gov. Cuomo was responding to both the public's anger and the State's humil...