Science

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What Morgellons Disease Teaches Us about Empathy

What kind of compassion and consideration can be shown to those we do not believe and lack the ability to trust?
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Autonomy, Euthanasia, and Non-Terminal Patients

What constraints, if any, should we place on the freedom to pursue physician-assisted suicide, especially when it comes to those whose reasoning may be impaired?
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The Knowledge Norms of Emotions

Emotions seems to only be appropriate after all the facts have come in, making uncertainty a major obstacle to catharsis.
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Ethical Considerations in the Lab-Leak Theory

Why the skepticism regarding the original suggestion, and what dangers surround the investigation now?
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Re-Thinking the Nature of Bodies

The promise of organ printing raises important questions about how we understand our physical makeup.
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Biden, Trump, and the Dangers of Value-Free Science

Science merely provides a tool, it's up to us to give weight to all the inputs and outputs.
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Underrepresentation in Clinical Trials and COVID-19

Our dedication to the value of efficiency means that the historically marginalized stay marginalized.
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Climate Services, Public Policy, and the Colorado

How can we balance our commitment to the people's voice with the need for policy that is scientifically informed?
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Immoral Emotions, Intentionality, and Insurrection

We can condemn the violence at the Capitol without also condemning the emotional experiences that precipitated those acts.
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A Strange Moral Disgruntlement with Giving

What constitutes a worthwhile cause? And why do we so harshly judge others for donating to the wrong ones?