A Philosopher’s Dream

A moral philosopher had the following dream: First Darwin appeared, and the philosopher said to him, "Could you give me a fifteen-minute capsule sketch for your support of medical research using¬†animals?" To the philosopher's surprise, Darwin gave him an excellent exposition in which he compressed an enormous amount of material into a mere fifteen minutes, … Continue reading A Philosopher’s Dream

Harlow Dead, Bioethicists Outraged

The philosophy and bioethics community was rocked and in turmoil Friday when they learned that groundbreaking experimental psychologist Professor Harry Harlow had died over 30 years ago. Harlow's iconic studies of mother and infant monkeys have endured for decades as the centerpiece of philosophical debate and animal rights campaigns.¬† With news of his death, philosophers … Continue reading Harlow Dead, Bioethicists Outraged

Pop Quiz!

Take out a piece of paper and a sharpened #2 pencil. Please read carefully the following story and answer all the questions. You have 15 min. One Saturday morning Dr. X was walking her dog thinking about some recent results in her field when it dawned on her that she might actually have the key … Continue reading Pop Quiz!