Not too long ago, medical and European ethics entered the global spotlight when a boy named Charlie was denied experimental treatment that had a possible chance to cure him. Since the boy was too little to decide for himself, the parents were attempting to take action. However, the state denied their request for treatment and even went so far as to deny them the opportunity to see their child.
Usually, I write about things I have a stronger opinion on (after all, I’m an opinionated guy), but this time I thought it might be nice just to dwell on the memory.
Ever since Concordes were abandoned, there hasn’t been much talk in daily society about aircraft traveling high speed. Most of the time, the aviation industry is overshadowed by the computer industry. Really, who can ignore Apple and Microsoft shoving gadgets in one’s face. Nevertheless, the industry has been very active. Since World War 2, nations have realized the benefits of air superiority. Critically important to air superiority is the ability to go fast. If you can move faster than your opponent can shoot, you can hit him quicker or get away from him more easily. That’s the thought behind some of the recent developments in aviation.
This article will discuss supersonic airplanes and technology, including recent developments, design, and considerations. This is a technical article and thus will not discuss the political implications of such aircraft.
It is rather ironic that a nation emphasizing freedom and prosperity struggles greatly with the controversy of these issues. The “American dream” comes to mind. Continue reading
Last night, I came up with the idea to apply modern mindset to the 1800s and examine the moral consequences. It’s a very long rambling and its clarity, fluidity, and reasoning will probably have been affected by when I wrote it (late, late at night). Nevertheless, I thought it might be interesting enough to share, and perhaps you might glean some ideas from it. So without further ado: last night’s musings….
It is amazing how many modern issues have not changed in the past hundred years. This post is going to briefly point out the similarities and differences between the issues being dealt with at the rise of the industrial revolution and the issues we are dealing with now.