Topic: Science and Technology

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    “We live by the work of our hands and also have some left for helping out those who are maybe less fortunate,” says the abbess of St. Mary’s, Ireland’s only Cistercian monastery for women. More

    March 16, 2012 | Comments

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    In the brave new world of social media, says communication professor Stephen O’Leary, church authorities from pastors to the heads of denominations “no longer have the kind of control they once did.” More

    March 9, 2012 | Comments

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    “When we’re using missiles that kill but place no risk,” suggests Yale law professor Stephen Carter, “that means it’s easier to fight, which means it’s more likely we’ll fight.” More

    March 2, 2012 | Comments

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    “Computers will match us in emotional intelligence, which includes our whole moral system,” says inventor and computer scientist Ray Kurzweil. More

    December 9, 2011 | Comments

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    Biological and technological evolution “is a spiritual process,” says this leading futurist. “Entities become more godlike, never reaching that ideal but moving in that direction exponentially.” More

    December 9, 2011 | Comments

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    Purposefulness and self-sacrifice in human life “can never be reduced to a machine,” according to this bioethicist. More

    December 9, 2011 | Comments

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    Donating organs and tissues “is considered an altruistic, charitable act and all the major religions look favorably upon that behavior,” says ethicist Robert Veatch. More

    June 3, 2011 | Comments

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    At Manhattan High School for Girls, students are learning what Jewish law teaches about gossip, rumors, and evil speech. More

    December 3, 2010 | Comments

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    Author and consultant Rushworth Kidder says there can be unintended ethical consequences when people use powerful new social media. More

    November 19, 2010 | Comments

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    Watch scenes from an emotional meeting of transplant donors and recipients after the largest kidney donor exchange ever. More

    August 20, 2010 | Comments

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