Links to Current Events, News, and Hot Topics
For the first time we are aware of, genetically engineered humans have been created. What are the implications? See further resources on this topic on my genetic engineering page.
Title: The Transformative, Alarming Power of Gene Editing
Description: A rogue scientist showed that CRISPR gives humans the ability to transform ourselves. But should we?
This is an interesting Youtube video over the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict, posted 8 months before the current Israel-Hamas conflit.
Title: The History and Ethics of the Israel-Palestine Conflict with Dr. Benny Morris
Description: The topic of today's episode is the Israel-Palestine conflict. I've avoided discussing Israel on this podcast for two reasons. First, because I didn't know e...
Source URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv8F4NLr4E0
Tangle News has a good early take on the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Title: The attacks on Israel, and the response.
Description: The Israel-Palestine conflict has unraveled.
Do we have free will?
Title: Stanford scientist, after decades of study, concludes: We don’t have free will
Description: You may think you chose to read this, but Stanford scientist Robert Sapolsky would disagree. He says virtually all human behavior is beyond our conscious control.
A fascinating counter-narrative to popular notions of mental health.
Title: Mental Illness Is Not in Your Head - Boston Review
Description: Decades of biological research haven't improved diagnosis or treatment. We should look to society, not to the brain.