Category: Social Issues

A Skeptics Take on Abortion

A Skeptics Take on Abortion

Recently Michael Schermer, the publisher of Skeptic magazine and a well-known figure in the atheist and secular circles, published an article on the Scientific American website on abortion.  Unsurprisingly, given it is Michael Schermer, the article displayed a level of mental gymnastics and cognitive dissonance that would be hard to fathom if Schermer did not regularly display … Continue reading A Skeptics Take on Abortion

Cells from Scratch?

Cells from Scratch?

A recent article from Nature chronicled the efforts by scientists to create a self-replicating artificial cell.  While this is a very interesting project and carries potential medical implications, it also raises some significant ethical questions. Providing a balance between the ethical implications and the needs of research will likely be a delicate balance moving forward. … Continue reading Cells from Scratch?