Speaker:Rebecca Dresser, Daniel Noyes Kirby Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law
Co-sponsored with the Division of Medical Ethics, HMS.
Summary by Sara B. Olack, Graduate Fellow in Ethics 2002-2003
Human embryonic stem cell research has fueled an intense degree of public attention and controversy in recent years. In Stem Cell Research: Ethics and Advocacy, Rebecca Dresser argues that stem cell research raises a complex array of ethical questions, questions too often...
Speaker:Richard Dawkins, Charles Simonyi Chair of Public Understanding of Science,Oxford University
Summary by Kyla Ebels Duggan, Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellow in Ethics
Opening his second Tanner lecture, Professor Richard Dawkins invoked his late friend and colleague, Carl Sagan. He voiced Sagan's claim that religious thought fails to recognize the grandeur of the universe that science exposes, and that as a result religious believers worship a "small god." With this thought as a backdrop, Dawkins turned to...