Posts Tagged ‘ Ethics ’

Does the future look bright for ‘compassionate’ meat-eaters ?

Jul 19th, 2011 | By

There is little doubt that meat is nutritious and tasty, and that humanity itself evolved from hunter-gatherer groups, with superior tools for killing animals being a crucial factor that put homo sapiens ahead of other human (humanoid) species. Yet instinctively to modern humans killing is ‘bad’, and we only need to look at the horror

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Does a loving, forgiving God promote cheating ?

Jun 24th, 2011 | By

A new study (1) published in the quarterly International Journal for the Psychology of Religion carried out jointly by researchers from the Universities of Oregon and British Columbia, USA, suggests that a mean, punishing God actually deterred groups of college students from cheating on tests. By comparison, belief in a loving forgiving God had absolutely

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