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Can Ethical Review Be Automated?

I often told my students of the connection between comedy and philosophy, noting that many popular comedians have an academic background in philosophy. Hoping to validate my statement and gain interest points for himself, one student approached me to say he went to the comedy club and the comedian joked that he started doing comedy after graduating with a philosophy degree and learning that “all the big philosophy firms” were not hiring. 567 more words

Ethics

You're the tops Arthur

“Celebrities have had an out-of-proportion impact on the public’s understanding of vaccine risk. I don’t want to overplay it; most people vaccinate. It’s not like hordes of people are listening to Jenny McCarthy and saying, ‘Forget the American Association of Pediatrics, I’m going with the former Playboy Bunny.'” 86 more words

Vaccines

Entry 495: Heads or Tales?

In July of 2013, I introduced my readers to one Dr. Sergio Canavero, an Italian surgeon who claimed that it was theoretically possible to transplant a human head. 685 more words