Sentience

Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Euthanasia The applied ethical issue of euthanasia, or mercy killing, concerns whether it is morally permissible for a third party, such as a physician, to end the life of a terminally ill patient who is in intense pain. The euthanasia controversy is part of a larger issue concerning the right to die. Staunch defenders of personal liberty argue that all of us are morally entitled to end our lives when we see fit. Thus, according to these people, suicide is in principle morally permissible. For h
Medical Testing on Animals
Medical Testing on Animals
“Medical Testing on Animals” For the past twenty years, there has been a heated ongoing debate on whether animals should be used in scientific and medical research. Vivisection is the medical term for the practice of experimenting on animals. Every year in the United States an estimated twenty to seventy million animals die in the name of research. Before they die they are usually burned, poisoned, exposed to radioactive elements such as uranium and plutonium, or inflicted with fatal and often d
The Human Brain vs the Computer
The Human Brain vs the Computer
The Human Brain vs. the Computer Over the millennia, Man has come up with countless inventions, each more ingenious than the last. However, only now, as the computer arises that mankind's sentience itself is threatened. Ridiculous, some may cry, but I say look about you! The computer has already begun to hold sway over so many of the vital functions that man has prided himself upon before. Our lives are now dependent upon the computer and what it tells you. Even now, I type this essay upon a com