“Contaminated cat poop fuels debate over feral felines in Hawaii”

Killer Cat Poop
Story here.

Does it Matter, Morally, Whether There is Intelligent Life Elsewhere in the Universe?

Philosopher Guy Kahane discusses here.

Philosopher Nicole Hassoun on Ethics and Pharmaceutical Companies


UN Panel Says US Owes Slave Reparations


Story here.
(image: here)

It’s A Boy! (with three parents)

imrs-phpStory here.

What’s Wrong With Ballot Selfies?

73d2f6e7-0a42-4467-b3a0-e104869b8655Discussion here.

Philosopher Felicia Nimue Ackerman on Intergenerational Obligations, the Nanny State, and More (in Verse!)


You Are Old, Father William (with apologies to Lewis Carroll)

(First appeared in The Los Angeles Times)

“You are old, Father William,” the young man said,
“And the money’s become very tight,
And yet you’ll spend anything not to be dead —
Do you think, at your age, it is right?”
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How Moral Judgments Change if You Think in a Different Language

HELLO in eight different languages
Interesting story in Scientific American here.

What’s Wrong With Capital Punishment?

18thompson-master768Op-Ed here.

Forum on Effective Altrusim


A discussion from last year worth taking another look at: original piece by Peter Singer, followed by a number of commentaries and then a response from Singer.