I agree with the Moral Naturalists that it is possible to better understand human nature through the study of animal behavior. Beyond that our paths diverge sharply.
Plugging the Integrity Leak: Lessons from the Mahabharata
Developing character and integrity requires time and investment. But without such a solid foundation, we can only expect more disasters like the BP oil spill.
Mom, Spiritual Economics and Bhakti-yoga
History and Ethics of Genetic Engineering
You are standing outside a burning building. The flames and smoke are getting denser, but there is still one way to enter the building. Trapped inside it are the following beings:
- Your beloved mother.
- A Nobel-prize-winning scientist that is close to discovering a cure for cancer.
- A highly intelligent ape that may unlock the secrets of the missing link.
Suppose today if by biotechnology it were possible to produce a person of the same size and shape of Einstein, will such a person possess the same intelligence and personality of Einstein? The answer is no. Biotechnology cannot copy the spiritual nature of a person. Thus, the idea that life could be mechanistically recreated by incorporating existing DNA into an already existing natural process does not seem to be a correct one and further indicates that life is beyond physical characteristics.