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Operative Words

Behind the campaign curtain

Snuffed Torch

Can the Olympic myth survive?

Lax Americana

What happens if Donald Trump returns to the White House?

Arthur Schafer

Arthur Schafer is the director of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics at the University of Manitoba.

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Arthur Schafer

Does Technology Make Us Do It?

Two very different views of ethics in the modern age. December 2008
Dr. Schweitzer, may I introduce Dr. Frankenstein. Images of the miracle-working white-coated scientist are embedded in contemporary western culture. The hoped-for miracles are various. Medical scientists, we believe, are on the verge of bringing us a cure for cancer, along with a vaccine for AIDS. Agricultural scientists are creating genetically modified crops whose fecundity…