Truth and Freedom

November 2020 Pulse One of the freedoms that Western democratic societies cherish and are determined to defend is the freedom of speech or expression. Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights articulates the right to the freedom of expression thus:...

The Human-Monkey Chimera

November 2020 Pulse In August 2019, The Guardian reported that a team of researchers led by Prof Juan Carlos Izpisúa Belmonte from the Salk Institute in the US has produced monkey-human chimeras by combining the cells of the two species. The exact nature of the...

Suicide via Zoom

October 2020 Pulse The restrictions imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, including the paralysing lockdown mandated by countries around the world, have exponentially increased our dependence on technology. Board meetings, concerts, seminars, lectures, cooking and...

The Ethics of Human Challenge Studies

October 2020 Pulse The Covid-19 pandemic, which emerged suddenly late last year, is still ravaging many countries in the world, bringing in its wake not only unprecedented disruptions to their economies, but sadly also the loss of many lives. As I write this article,...

The Dangerous Distortions of Dominion Theology

September 2020 Pulse In their interesting study published in 2018 in the journal Sociology of Religion entitled ‘Make America Christian Again: Christian Nationalism and Voting for Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election’, Andrew L. Whitehead, Samuel L. Perry...