Topic: Science and Technology

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    Catholic leaders have often expressed their opposition to certain uses of science, such as anything that threatens human life. But the Church has no objection to basic scientific research itself — from it. That work is honored as trying to understand what God created — in the case of an observatory in Arizona, the entire visible universe. More

    June 3, 2005 | Comments

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    MRI technology is currently used to gain insight into how behaviors and thoughts function biologically, and might one day lead to the ability to predict future behavior. However, the potential for such technology leads to troubling ethical questions. More

    June 18, 2003 | Comments

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    Many scientists say the most promise for curing various diseases is to clone human embryos to cure the sick. Therapeutic cloning is sharply controversial because it destroys the original human embryo. Reverend William Abernethy suffers from Parkinson's disease and is one of the many hoping to receive medical help through the therapeutic cloning process.

    July 12, 2002 | Comments

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    As a result of the Human Genome Project, we now know much more about a person’s medical future than ever before. But this new knowledge has given rise to many medical, legal, and ethical questions More

    August 31, 2001 | Comments

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    For many, the fundamental issue behind stem cell research is the moral status of tiny, one-week-old human embryos. Scientists think these cells can help them find cures for many severe illnesses, but harvesting those cells kills the embryos. Ethicists say the right and wrong of destroying even unwanted embryos in order to do promising medical research depends on what you think those embryos are.

    July 27, 2001 | Comments

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    R & E takes a sneak peek at The Potter’s House’s new ultra-contemporary high-tech 8,000-plus seat sanctuary. The new facility features Palm Pilots to assist new members, data connections for laptops, and a future language translation center that will be able to translate six languages simultaneously. More

    October 20, 2000 | Comments

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    Read the full transcript of Bob Abernathy's e-mail with Dr. Francis Collins of the Human Genome Project at the National Institute of Health.

    June 16, 2000 | Comments

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    A 1998 Perspective on one man's view of the continuing struggle between religion and science. Sir John Polkinghorne is both a world-class physicist and an Anglican priest who says science can explain only part of what's real.

    May 8, 1998 | Comments

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