Bioethics

Why I Founded CBHD: Some Personal Reflections 15 Years on

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But in all these busy years it seemed to me that one effort would be perhaps the most consequent: our initiatives in bioethics. I had focused on this emerging field since the early 80s, having established the journal Ethics and Medicine in 1983. It surprised me much back in the UK that evangelical Christians seemed so little interested in anything beyond abortion, just as the wider world was shaping a multidisciplinary effort with the relations of human nature and technology at its epicenter of its agenda. When we moved stateside, surprise turned into astonishment. Here was the home of “bioethics” (it is basically an American invention) and here is also the global base of the pro-life movement. And here was a nation uniquely endowed with religious institutions and resources. Had no-one joined the dots?

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Pediatric Lead Levels in Toys and Ethics of Care

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n response to the discovery of high levels of lead in an alarming number of toys, the giant toymakers and distributors have appropriately established a recall notice complete with customer service phone numbers and suspect product serial number lists. Ostensibly, the reason for this action is care and concern, but—and perhaps somewhat cynically—exoneration is also in the equation. No one wishes to be found responsible; but eventually someone will likely be accused for the elevated lead levels in children’s toys.

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CBHD Classics Volume 1

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In this edition of The Bioethics Podcast we bring you the first in a new series entitled CBHD Classics, where we periodically revisit classic audios from our archives. In this particular edition we present a series of short interviews on a wide spectrum of bioethical issues and the role that the Center plays in these important conversations led by John Kilner, PhD. The interview participants range from Wesley Smith to distinguished medical geneticist Francis Collins.

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Joy Riley Interviews Calum MacKellar

Dr. D. Joy Riley, Executive Director of the Tennessee Center for Bioethics and Culture, interviews Dr. Calum MacKellar, Director of Research for the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Conservative and Liberal Bioethics: Part 2

In this special lecture edition of The Bioethics Podcast, we conclude a two-part lecture delivered by Amy Laura Hall, PhD. In this lecture delivered at Trinity International University Dr. Hall addresses the topic of “Conservative and Liberal Bioethics,” which was in part material she developed for a consortium at the Hastings Center.

 

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Conservative and Liberal Bioethics: Part 1

In this special lecture edition of The Bioethics Podcast, we begin the first of a two-part lecture delivered by Amy Laura Hall, PhD. In this lecture delivered at Trinity International University Dr. Hall addresses the topic of “Conservative and Liberal Bioethics,” which was in part material she developed for a consortium at the Hastings Center.

 

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Bioethics at the Movies: Review of Minority Report

Based on a Philip K. Dick short story, Minority Report is set in the year 2054. The “pre-crime division” of the police force is pilot-testing a program in which crimes are stopped before they are committed. John Anderton (Tom Cruise) leads pre-crime division made up of members who combine SWAT team/special forces skills to intervene in crimes and murders before they happen and thus save society from evil. Crime is down 90%, no murders have occurred in the previous six years in the Washington DC pilot-test area, lives are saved, and society is protected because of the ability to predict crimes before they happen.

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