March 2005: Journalist.
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Dec 01, 2008 Leave This Child Behind: Sports, segregation, and environmental eugenics.
QUOTE: Critics fret that the test will bring back the bad old days of eugenics. The company behind the test says they're wrong. I think the answer is more complicated. We're not drifting back toward an old peril. We're drifting forward toward a new one.
Slate Nov 04, 2008 Call Off Your Drones: Negotiating with Pakistan over remote-controlled killing.
QUOTE: The tricky question is whether the drone attacks are directly alienating too many people or whether the Pakistani government is asking to Petraeus to call off the drones for more complicated reasons....If suicide bombs in hotels can force us to call off the drones, then terrorism is trumping remote-control technology.
Slate Oct 03, 2008 Undead Babies:The retreating boundaries of organ harvesting.
QUOTE: Stop redefining death. Let's accept that we're taking organs from living people and causing death in the process.
Slate Apr 01, 2007 Morality: All In Your Mind
QUOTE: QUOTE"Right now, we're discovering the seat of morality," warns NIO Director Zack Lynch. "In 10 to 15 years, we'll have the technologies to manipulate it." But there's the other catch: Once technology manipulates ethics, ethics can no longer judge technology.
Washington Post Mar 18, 2007 Peering Into The Soul
QUOTE: With the aid of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which tracks the activation of specific parts of the brain, neuroscientists ... can tell from a brain scan which of two images you're looking at .... But if machines can read your mind when you want them to, they can also read it when you don't.
Washington Post Feb 17, 2007 The future of heat-beaming weapons.
QUOTE: That's the metaphysical gap nonlethal energy weapons exploit. The rain of pain falls mainly in the brain. The long-range acoustic device, for instance, "can target narrow sound beams at excruciating decibel levels, but below the threshold of hearing damage," according to a military account of a presentation by its project manager. Four months ago, Congress passed and President Bush signed legislation to prosecute torture, defined as intentional infliction of "serious physical or mental pain or suffering." But that rule applies only in captivity. On the street, pain administration won't be a crime. It'll be a policy.
Slate Nov 30, 2006 Catch and Shoot: The perils of "contagious shooting."
QUOTE: We can't keep doing what we've been doing: giving cops high-round semiautomatic weapons because we trust them not to blast away like robots, then excusing them like robots when they blast away.
Slate Aug 19, 2006 Mohels to Mozambique: The case for genital mutilation
QUOTE: The strongest argument against circumcising babies to prevent HIV is that they're too young to consent, and they won't be at risk for the virus till they're grown. But we vaccinate babies all the time. Should we treat circumcision like a vaccine?
Slate Aug 30, 2005 I Feel Your Fetus's Pain: Compassionate conservatism enters the womb.
QUOTE: If you don't trust an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association because two of its five medically trained authors are openly pro-choice, imagine the trustworthiness of "findings of fact" issued by scores of pro-life politicians, only a handful of whom are doctors.
Slate Jun 03, 2005 Leave No Embryo Behind: The coming war over in vitro fertilization
QUOTE: ...they have no death wish to confront the millions of Americans whose families have tried IVF. Promoting embryo adoption — finding somebody to rescue surplus embryos so IVF couples can go on making them and leaving them behind — is an attempt to avoid that confrontation.
Slate Mar 03, 2005 Alternative Sentence: A counterproposal to assisted suicide.
QUOTE: He describes the Dutch system as a slippery-slope nightmare....How many doctors and bureaucrats do you want signing off on your plea for a fatal dose?
Slate Aug 10, 2003 Who Else Need Not Apply If Religion Comes Into It?
QUOTE: Democrats are blocking the confirmation of Pryor, who is Catholic, in large part over his abortion views. Republicans charge that this objection represents, in effect, an anti-Catholic litmus test. But... If Democrats have a problem with Catholics, Republicans have a problem with Jews.
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