Topic: Science and Technology

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    “If our earth is not the only inhabitable world, what does that imply?” asks Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, director of the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. “That’s an exciting question and the kind of thing I hope will be discussed with joy in these institutions.” More

    January 30, 2015 | Comments

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    Some social media companies—including Facebook—have run experiments to learn what influences user behavior. Many of these experiments have troubled both social media users and privacy advocates, who worry that this research and use of personal information is unethical. More

    January 9, 2015 | Comments

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    A neuroscientist and an ethicist ponder the subject of violence and how to prevent it: “It’s beyond a reasonable doubt now that there is this brain basis to crime,” says Professor Adrian Raine. But “we have to be very careful how we use this information,” warns Professor Paul Wolpe. More

    March 7, 2014 | Comments

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    Edward Snowden “would be truer to what is morally at stake in his actions and to the highest tradition of civil disobedience if he came home to face the consequences.” More

    February 19, 2014 | Comments

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    “Our main goal is not to cause any harm or additional stress to families,” says Nancy Spinner, head of genomic diagnostics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. More

    August 9, 2013 | Comments

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    Once the social network discovered the popularity of religious leaders on Twitter, the company actively began working with religious communities.

    April 8, 2013 | Comments

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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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