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Tolkien and the machine
Richard Gunderman | 09 January 2015 |
To Tolkien, the machine represents the lust for power over others.

Is more blasphemy the best response?
Michael Cook | 08 January 2015 |
tags: blasphemy, Charlie Hebdo, democracy, Enlightenment, terrorist
Awful as the Paris massacre is, does it really mean that we ought to blaspheme more?

Mark Regnerus: Dignitarian of the Year
Mark Regnerus and Carolyn Moynihan | 19 December 2014 |
tags: Dignitarian of the Year, human dignity, MercatorNet, same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting
Against vehement opposition, he has courageously defended the intact biological family as the best place to raise children.

The 2014 dignitarian awards
Carolyn Moynihan and Michael Cook | 12 December 2014 |
tags: heroes, human dignity
MercatorNet's five nominees for "Dignitarian of the Year".

Two cultures, one demeaning attitude to women
Johanne Brownrigg | 09 December 2014 |
tags: abortion, female genital mutilation
It takes a village to support female circumcision. The same for abortion.

Driving to Nebraska: Cinema, human dignity, and the elderly
Daniel Ross Goodman | 28 August 2014 |
tags: ageing, films, human dignity
At times, cinema succeeds where philosophy fails.

On July 23, 1944, Soviet troops found 800,000 pairs of shoes
Toby Thacker | 23 July 2014 |
tags: Holocaust, World War II
This was the day that the world finally realised that the horror of the extermination camps was real.

Mothers in shackles
Carolyn Moynihan | 16 July 2014 |
tags: Meriam Ibrahim, shackling pregnant women
It’s not only in Sudanese prisons that women give birth chained.

Brown v. Board of Education turns sixty
Jeff Shafer | 24 June 2014 |
tags: civil rights, racial equality, same-sex marriage
The new world of civil rights turns the old one on its head.

Being and Being Bought
Pauline Cooper-Ioelu | 17 February 2014 |
tags: book reviews, feminism, prostitution, surrogacy
A new feminist book sees both prostitution and surrogacy as anti-woman.

Enduring power
J. Donald Boudreau | 08 January 2014 |
tags: bioethics, Hippocratic Oath
After 2,400 years, the Hippocratic Oath still inspires doctors. Why is a leading bioethicist mocking it?

The unseen epidemic
Paul Russell | 17 September 2013 |
tags: abuse, disability, elder abuse, euthanasia
Disability abuse, like elder abuse, is widespread but seldom reported.

Teaching children the facts of life
Louise Kirk | 24 June 2013 |
tags: character education, parental rights, sex education
With new science and story-telling techniques the task is actually getting easier for parents.

Another day, another Army sex scandal
Michael Cook | 14 June 2013 |
tags: Australian Army, sexual abuse
When is the Australian Army going to learn about the birds and the bees?

2 doctors, 103 women, sterilisation quota achieved
Carolyn Moynihan | 27 March 2013 |
tags: India, population control, sterilisation camps
India's target-driven quotas for female sterilisation are producing horrific scenes, all with the aid of Western money.

Who am I? The building of bionic man
William E. Carroll | 05 March 2013 |
tags: bioethics, bionic man, enhancement
The invention of Rex, a bionic man with artificially created organs, helps us see why it is impossible for any machine to be a human being.

Courting - a Valentine’s Day proposal
Caitlin Seery | 14 February 2013 |
tags: courtship, dating, Valentine's Day
The old rules of courtship free us for what matters on a date: getting to know the man or woman across the table.

From a man of the French left, a passionate defence of marriage
Mary Le Rumeur | 09 February 2013 |
tags: France, same-sex marriage
Bruno Nestor Azerot electrified the National Assembly in Paris when he spoke against gay marriage.

The expanding gender agenda
Dale O'Leary | 06 February 2013 |
tags: feminism, gender theory, sexual difference
Students at progressive universities are in the vanguard of a sexual identity movement that is in denial about reality.

Film exposes ambiguities of workplace bullying
Izzy Kalman | 28 January 2013 |
tags: bullying, work
Why was the media so quick to jump to conclusions after a tragic suicide at the University of Virginia?

Roe’s legacy of false freedom
Meg T. McDonnell | 26 January 2013 |
tags: Millennials, pro-life movement, Roe v. Wade
A young pro-life woman wonders when some Millennials are going to wake up to the big lie about reproductive freedom.

Harvard Munch: when liberty becomes bondage
Michael Cook | 10 January 2013 |
tags: bestiality, Harvard, John Stuart Mill, sado-masochism, torture, utilitarianism
One hundred and fifty years after J S Mill's famous book on Utilitarianism, the heirs of his philosophy are embracing nihilism.

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