Designer Brains?

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 … More Designer Brains?

No Future Without Compassion….

A couple of years ago I signed the newly released ‘Charter for Compassion’.  Today, it has over 71,000 signatories from every continent and hailing from all religious traditions (and none). The Charter for Compassion is a document that transcends religious, ideological, and national difference. Supported by leading thinkers from many traditions, the Charter activates the Golden Rule … More No Future Without Compassion….