A Darwinian view argues that genes themselves are selfish. An evolutionary biologist in Darwin's camp, David Wilson wishes to refute this argument once and for all.
To understand the larger significance of their research, scientists need a more sophisticated understanding of the metaphysical questions at stake.
Chen Guangcheng's condemnation of the Chinese state is told through his story of legal activism, resulting torture, trial, house arrest, and an escape to the U.S.
In her new book, Jane Maienschein lays out the history of embryonic science—going back to Aristotle—hoping to answer an old question: When does a human life begin?
Cardinal Parolin calls Ireland's gay marriage victory a "defeat for humanity"; progressives and traditionalists hold secret meetings to discuss Synod on the Family.
Charles Camosy believes we are “on the verge of a new moment in the abortion debate," politically capable of compromise. But has he misunderstood Catholic teaching?
Baxter reads fiction to “see bad stuff happening.” He writes characters who get into serious trouble, and face their own "human wreckage" at someone else's request.
Sex for the fun of it, children if and when we choose and of the sort we choose. But would such a world be good for children? And would it be good for sex?
Continuing the debate on programs like POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment).
The press and the public prefer to make parents of disabled kids into saints, and to accept and justify whatever actions those parents choose to take.
Most of us remain woefully unprepared for life’s final transition. One way of addressing this problem is the Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment paradigm.
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