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Science Ethics

Has Science Made Us Better People?

The Daily Beast | Posted 02.19.2015 | Science

Michael Shermer argues that science has not only improved our lives materially but morally and ethically as well. It’s an argument both stimulting a...

Emily Swanson

POLL: Americans Split On Promise, Perils Of DNA Research | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.02.2014 | Science

Most Americans are excited about the possibility of scientific breakthroughs brought by DNA research, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds. But the poll a...

Can One Cordon Off Evil Ideas From Art and Science?

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

It is difficult, to be sure, how to gauge the utility of beautiful things that are brought into the world from repugnant minds.

Tiny Cyborg Sparks Big Debate

| Emily Underwood | Posted 10.08.2013 | Science

At the TEDx conference in Detroit last week, RoboRoach #12 scuttled across the exhibition floor, pursued not by an exterminator but by a gaggle of fas...

An Universal Ethic for Science?

Nicholas Warner | Posted 08.22.2012 | Science
Nicholas Warner

I realized that a universal moral imperative based on working to decrease suffering is something that I and, I think, many scientists could embrace, and upon which one might even become positively evangelical. More importantly, my student seemed to agree.