The Ethics of Animal Research

Most of what we know about the brain comes from experiments on animals. Even when we do fMRI experiments on humans, we’re usually testing a hypothesis that is based on findings from animal experiments. Considering how important animal experimentation has been for the development of the field – and for the development of science and […]

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The Ethics of First Contact

It’s a common trope in science fiction. We make first contact with an alien species. Either we’re more powerful than they are or they’re more powerful than we are. Either intentionally or unintentionally, the stronger of the two wreaks havoc on the weaker. The trope is taken from pretty much every human encounter with a […]

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