Rev. Dr. Scott Peddie

Conjectures of an Eclectic Christian

‘My pacifism is an instinctive feeling, a feeling that possesses me because the murder of men is abhorrent. My attitude is not derived from intellectual theory but is based on my deepest antipathy to every kind of cruelty and hatred.’ So wrote Albert Einstein with his usual clarity. But one may ask the question – …

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In the short clip below, NASA bioethicist Paul Root Wolpe talks about the ethical implications of ‘designer brains’.  His basic premise is that being able to manipulate the genetics of our offspring signals a quantum change in the way we reproduce.  What are the implications as we begin to contemplate ‘micromanaging’ the genetics of our …

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The BBC News website’s most shared story as of this morning is entitled:  ‘Church blesses iPhone confessions’ An intriguing headline!  Dig deeper and it becomes clear that the story relates to a ‘confession program’ that has gone on sale via iTunes for the bargain price of £1.19 ($1.99).