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.
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- It Started With Ecumenism
- The New Mind
Tomorrow does not exist. At this point, some may branch off about the philosophical implications of talking about what that means, but that’s all boring or confusing stuff to Joe sipping his joe, and without the convoluted explanation, Joe would probably get the idea anyways. The question now is: What is our response to this?
Another name for smooth jazz is “elevator music”. It’s that background sound you hear in played over the speakers in stores to make you feel like you’re in modern America. Continue reading
There has been a growing problem with honey bees dying off. The primary source of the problem isn’t pesticides as some might think (though that is a problem since it can apparently mess with hormones and make the bee lose its sense of direction), but a type of mite known as Varroa (also called “Vorroa” or “Varroa destructor”). The Irish Times reports: “the mites, in combination with other viruses, have killed off up to 30 per cent of Europe’s bees, and a whopping 85 per cent of Middle Eastern bee.” American bee keepers haven’t escaped either; an estimated third of American bees have been lost to the mite.
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….