Organisms or Machines?

Dr. Dan Nicholson is first a scientist, a molecular biologist. However, unlike most researchers in the constantly changing and expanding field of biology, Dan questions the very directions fields like synthetic biology are ...

School pupils learn about practical philosophy

Children could learn valuable lessons in responsible citizenship, such as making moral judgements and informed choices, through taking part in philosophical dialogue, according to researchers at the University of Strathclyde.

Nothing, not anything and zero

(PhysOrg.com) -- Space and time are inextricably linked, which is why astrophysicists speak of them in the same breath.

Is nuclear power fair for future generations?

The recent nuclear accident in Fukushima Daiichi in Japan has brought the nuclear debate to the forefront of controversy. While Japan is trying to avert further disaster, many nations are reconsidering the future of nuclear ...

Experimental philosophy opens new avenues into old questions

Philosophers have argued for centuries, millennia actually, about whether our lives are guided by our own free will or are predetermined as the result of a continuous chain of events over which we have no control.

The humanities in America -- an endangered species?

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a world that is becoming more fast-paced and technological, the humanities are under fire to defend their time-honored centrality in Western culture and education. In the world of iPhone apps and the Tweet, ...

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