My latest article at MercatorNet, Taking Apart the News Cycle Merry-Go-Round, is on a topic that I had been thinking about for a while. The news media seems to thrive on keeping the viewer, or reader, in a constant state of anxiety as we are taken on perpetual guilt trips. I wanted to better understand how we got here and why the rhetoric is so vitriolic. This article is from my research in looking at the topic. I hope it helps you, as it did me, to take a step back and realize that we don’t have to ride the merry-go-round.
Embryoids: Unique Entities or Human Embryos
Embryoids are made from pluripotent stem cells and have many of the features of embryos, but are not technically embryos. So, what are they and is research with embryoids ethical?
Do You Like Me?
Studies continue to show that teen girls have higher incidence of depression and anxiety when they spend more time on social media.
Boys Beating Girls (as in boys out-number girls)
My Casualty Report in Salvo Issue #46 is on modern-day eugenics. In several countries, the ratio of boys born compared to girls is well above the naturally occurring ratio…
Young & Restless
My Casualty Report in Salvo Magazine (Issue #45) gives recent statistics on issues affecting our culture. My latest Casualty Report is politically incorrect even though the statistics are from well-known journals and media sources.
Can We Trust Killer Robots and Drones to Act Ethically?
New technologies create geographic distance between the combatants and the war zone, but some people are concerned that it also create emotional distance.