Nicole Chung

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Transhumanism and the Broken Promise of Cosmic Communism

In <i>The Utopia of Rules</i>, David Graeber described much of the cultural phenomena that happened in the 70s and following decades as the result of a …

Singularity

On the truth of man's rights under natural law

Yesterday, Ed wrote a lengthy essay on the subject of the rights of man as established by natural law. This was a companion piece to an article …

Wishy-washy liberalism or the sinister state? The revival of Aristotle in modern politics

We now live in the era of the “politics of wellbeing”. But what does that actually mean?<p><i>Image: WikiCommons</i><p>Tomorrow on Radio 4, I’m exploring the …

Great Britain

The Bible isn’t a parenting guide: Why the religious right’s hypocrisy is so obscene

For a faith that professes to value “life,” many Christian conservatives are disturbingly blasé about child abuse<p>Why do the same people who fight against abortion argue that parents should have the right to beat their children and deny them medical care or education, as some conservative …

Healthcare Predictions for 2015

Health care is achieved by taking the services health care practitioners for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, management of illness and …

Digital Health

Archie and the Unexpected Virtue of Forgetfulness

What the classic comic's lack of continuity says about the increasingly serialized nature of storytelling<p>We live in an age of serialization. The current Golden Age of Television is built on great arcs of episodic drama—the slow accretion of catastrophic detail as morally ambiguous antiheroes …

The Science of Superstition

No one is immune to magical thinking.<p>A visitor once asked the Nobel Prize–winning physicist Niels Bohr whether he really believed that the horseshoe he’d hung at his country home was lucky. “Of course not,” Bohr said. “But I understand it’s lucky whether you believe in it or not.”<p>If Bohr couldn’t …

What Business is a Hospital Really in? - HealthIT & mHealth

In 2004 Theodore Levitt wrote the article “Marketing Myopia”, which introduced the question “What business are you really in?” in the Harvard …

New DNA Tech: Creating Unicorns and Curing Cancer for Real?

We have the earth-shattering technology in our hands—but even its inventors worry about its awesome power to alter our genetic future.<p><i>“We have within</i> …

The Brave New World of DNA Synthesis

Over the last several decades, DNA - the genetic material of life as we know it - has completed a remarkable scientific cycle. In 1953, it was a …

Doctor-turned-entrepreneur bullish about Ethiopia's healthcare sector

<b>As Africa’s second most populous country, Ethiopia’s healthcare industry holds significant potential. According to Dr Mohammed Nuri (42), founder and</b> …

New York Assembly Passes Bill Allowing Shooting Babies Through the Heart With Poison to Kill Them

The New York state Assembly proved that promoting the best interest of women apparently includes pushing late-term abortions.<p>For years, the state …

New York State

The Cost of a Cure

Medicare spent $4.5 billion last year on new, pricey medications that cure the liver disease hepatitis C — more than 15 times what it spent the year …

Alan Bavley: Uncommon sense on health care

Joshua Freeman is chief of family medicine at the University of Kansas Hospital and an inveterate blogger.<p>He started his “Medicine and Social …

Medical residents yield to doctors’ orders even when they’re wrong — and patients suffer, study suggests

It was, says Dylan Bould, the kind of case a doctor never forgets.<p>As a junior resident in anesthesiology, he watched a senior trainee and supervising …

Mandatory Genetic Screening By A Government Agency. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

We already have mobile consumer apps that can (selectively) share all the personal details you can imagine ‒ including test results for sexually transmitted diseases. Are DNA test results next on the list? Given today’s rapidly accelerating technology, it’s easy to see how this could play into any …