The End of Evil?

Reporter Ron Rosenbaum of Slate Magazine/Spectator Section writes: “Is evil over? Has science finally driven a stake through its dark heart? Or at least emptied the word of useful meaning, reduced the notion of a numinous nonmaterial malevolent force to a glitch in a tangled cluster of neurons, the brain?” Read more in the article

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Does the Mind Have a Future?

Baroness Susan Greenfield, Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, provides an intriguing webcast addressing the future of the mind. Biotechnology is blurring the distinction between one generation and another, nanotechnology is blurring the distinction of the body with the outside world, whilst Information Technology is perhaps causing the most immediate and diverse

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The Ethics of Neuroenhancement

Two resources that discuss contemporary issues around cognitive neuroenchancement (the use of drugs to enhance rather than heal human behavior). Martha Farah, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Natural Sciences, with the University of Pennsylvania Center for Neuroscience and Society, offers a website briefing that reviews several issues in either enhancing memory or reducing negative experiences.

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