Bioethics

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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威廉威伯福斯 & 生命倫理學

  

  

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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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William Wilberforce & Bioethics

Movies often help the eye see what the imagination conjures up. Director Michael Apted’s account of the heroic life of William Wilberforce in the movie Amazing Grace is a case in point. Chronicling Wilberforce’s two-decade fight to abolish the British slave trade, the film is well-acted, visually stunning, and morally weighty. Ioan Gruffudd plays a convincing and youthful Wilberforce caught in the tension of his desire to serve the God who recently found him and his passion to see the slave trade in England halted. Should he devote himself wholly to God or should he continue to invest himself in Archimedean task of parliamentary reform? His answer comes through the counsel of a friend who affirms: "you can be both a Christian and an activist."

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Bioethics: The Future of Human Dignity

Bioethicists are fond of referring to the 21st century as the "Biotech Century." And it is truly amazing the kinds of advances that have already occurred in the past six years. Many people with previously untreatable diseases such as brain cancer, lymphoma, lupus, sickle cell anemia, and more are being effectively treated with adult stem cells. Genetic diseases heretofore impossible to treat are beginning to be cured. Advances in curing some types of reproductive problems are allowing couples to have children, giving hope to thousands.

But these new powers over the human body—down to the sub-cellular level—have powers that can do great harm and undermine the innate dignity of every human being.

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Dr. Joy Riley Interviews Phillipa Taylor

Dr. D. Joy Riley, Executive Director of the Tennessee Center for Bioethics and Culture, interviews Phillipa Taylor, consultant on bioethics for the London-based organization Care.

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