The other controversial legacy
16 Apr 2013 |
tags: bioethics, IVF, Nobel Prize, Robert Edwards
Robert Edwards, the inventor of IVF, died two days after Margaret Thatcher. History may show that his impact was even greater than hers.
Is the one-child policy spoiling China’s children?
12 Apr 2013 |
tags: China, demography, one-child policy
Research confirms all the cliches about "little emperors", the children of parents who were forced to stop at one.
Jumping on the bandwagon
5 Apr 2013 |
tags: same-sex marriage, US
We should have expected that politicians would line up to support gay marriage.
Another man from a far country
14 Mar 2013 |
tags: Francis, secular humanism, Vatican
Will a Pope from Argentina be able to brake the increasing secularisation of life in the West?
Scotland’s spiritual scandal
9 Mar 2013 |
tags: BBC, Catholic Church, scandal, Scotland
Disheartened Catholics mustn't waste a good crisis after the disgrace of Cardinal Keith O'Brien.
Taking same-sex marriage step by step
5 Mar 2013 |
tags: polyamory, relationships, same-sex marriage
Whether you call it polygamy, or polyamory, or consensual nonmonogamy, the notion of multiple partners in a single relationship is just over the horizon.
Moving forward: what name will the next Pope choose?
1 Mar 2013 |
tags: Catholic Church, papacy
The odds on who will be elected are very long, but we have some good tips on what name he will choose.
What money can’t buy
26 Feb 2013 |
What is the proper role of money and markets in a democratic society? How can we protect the priceless goods in moral and civic life from being bought and sold?
Books for fun and inspiration…
26 Feb 2013 |
tags: book lists, cheerfulness
… and an antidote for the over-cheerful. All good literature, though.
The myth of disappearing Lebanese Christians
20 Feb 2013 |
tags: demography, Lebanon
A bombshell report shows that Christians are making a demographic comeback in Lebanon because of tumbling Muslim birth rates.