Content on Ethics (Page 2)
A Rabbi and a Scientist Walk into a Room…
What leads Jewish law to adapt to new scientific discoveries, and what causes it to remain steadfast?
The Messenger Matters
When communicating science to a skeptical audience, it’s important who does the talking.
When Good Science Goes Bad
How much of science is a pursuit of truth for its own sake? And what happens when it leads to unanticipated consequences?
The CRISPR Advent of Lulu and Nana
We presume a unique place for ourselves in creation for having been created in the image of God. But what constitutes that image of God?
What Maimonides – and Larry David – Knew About the Psychology of Giving
Maimonides had many forward-looking insights about intuitive psychology, some of which we are only beginning to appreciate today.
Is More Medical Knowledge Always Better?
Can knowing so much sometimes do more harm than good?
Deep Ethics in the Age of the Algorithm
Are we ready to give over human ethical agency to machines?
The Quest for Perfect Vision
The quest for perfect vision—or any other repair or improvement in our physical bodies—often obscures bigger-picture things, like the moral and ethical implications of such research.
Enlightenment Thinking and Tikkun Olam
The enhancement of human life across the board and across the globe is a story that takes decades or even centuries to unfold.
Understanding Biotechnology, Jewishly
What does long-standing Jewish wisdom have to say about the very recent concept of growing organs?
Scary AI Is More “Fantasia” Than “Terminator”
Aligning an AI’s behavior with our values and goals is no trivial task.
Jewish Ritual Can Help Us Bridge the Character Gap
How good are we? And how can ritual help us become better?