Topic: Science and Technology

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    One important element of the Christmas story is the Star of Bethlehem, which guided the Wise Men to Jesus. Over the years, many have wondered just what that star was. Now, modern technology may be providing new answers.

    December 21, 2007 | Comments

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    There is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease, and children of people who have the disease face a moral dilemma: If they could know that they are likely to get the disease themselves would they want to take a test if there were one that could predict that? And if the results were positive, what would they do then? More

    December 14, 2007 | Comments

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    Godtube features over 1.5 million hours of Christian video, more than any other Christian broadcast platform, according to Godtube CEO and creator Chris Wyatt. It combines many of the well-known features of other sites (Myspace.com, Facebook.com, Youtube.com), and in August, it was the fastest growing website in the U.S. More

    November 23, 2007 | Comments

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    Parents want to give their children every advantage in life and they also want do whatever possible to make their children healthy. But what about going beyond opportunities and health to genetic enhancement? Science is opening that door in a big way, and many ethicists debate where the line between health and enhancement should be. More

    August 17, 2007 | Comments

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    Read R & E producer Susan Grandis Goldstein’s June 5, 2007 interview with Michael Sandel in Washington, D.C.

    August 17, 2007 | Comments

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    Read Kim Lawton's interview with Gregory Stock, CEO of Signum Biosciences and director of the Medicine, Technology, and Society Program at the UCLA School of Medicine.

    August 17, 2007 | Comments

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    Read more of the November 18, 2006 R & E interview with Sam Harris, author of THE END OF FAITH and LETTER TO A CHRISTIAN NATION. More

    January 5, 2007 | Comments

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    Read an essay by Cara Beale on the morality and necessity of U.S. nuclear warfare and weaponry relations with North Korea.

    November 17, 2006 | Comments

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    According to the fertility industry, 30,000 babies are born each year to women who have been provided with donor sperm. Most donors prefer to remain anonymous, but what happens when a child asks, “Who is my father?” More

    August 25, 2006 | Comments

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    Evolution, the theory that all organisms descended from a common ancestor, is widely accepted as a cornerstone of biology. Kansas will now also permit other ideas, including intelligent design. No designer is mentioned, but critics say intelligent design is disguised creationism, a religious view. More

    November 11, 2005 | Comments

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