Philosophers have spent millennia debating whether we have free will, without reaching a conclusive answer. Neuroscientists optimistically entered the field in the 1980s, armed with tools they were confident could reveal the origin of actions in the brain. Three decades later, they have reached the same conclusion

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Should we continue to teach thinkers like Kant, Voltaire and Hume without mention of the harmful prejudices they helped legitimize?

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“The issue in the medical community is that by calling it ‘adoption,’ we give too much personhood to the embryo,” said Kimberly Tyson, the marketing and program director at Snowflake Embryo Adoption in Loveland, Colo

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Looking to the future has always defined humanity. Will AI become the best crystal ball of all?

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He spent decades deconstructing the ways that scientists claim their authority. Can his ideas help them regain that authority today?

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Just Deserts

October 4, 2018

Can we be held morally responsible for our actions? Yes, says Daniel Dennett. No, says Gregg Caruso. Reader, you decide

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Want to Live Longer?

August 31, 2018

Consider the ethics. Life extension – using science to slow or halt human aging so that people live far longer than they do naturally – may one day be possible

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We can only define ourselves by continually re-evaluating our humanness. By Ai Weiwei

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