Tag: ethics

    Pope Francis says choosing pets over kids is selfish

    Pope Francis has suggested people who choose to have pets over children are acting selfishly. He criticized people who decided not to have children, but to have pets instead. The pope was speaking to a general audience on January 5, when he turned his sermon to fatherhood. The Pope’s comments came as he was discussing […]

    What to read: The Spirit of Green by William D. Nordhaus

    Solving the world’s biggest problems – from climate catastrophe and pandemics to wildfires and corporate malfeasance – requires, more than anything else, coming up with new ways to manage the powerful interactions that surround us. For carbon emissions and other environmental damage, this means ensuring that those responsible pay their full costs rather than continuing […]

    Historic victory: France bans the farming of wild animals for their fur

    In a historic move, on November 18 the French senate voted by an overwhelming majority in favor of legislation to end the farming of wild animals for their fur. The ban will go into immediate effect and will see the two remaining French mink fur farms shut down. This will save thousands of animals from […]

    Universal Soldiers: who needs the ethics of robotics in the age of war robots

    We’ve found for you a lovely review of the AI perspectives written by the Knife journalists. Enjoy it!    “I now know why you cry, but it is something I can never do.” – T-800, “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”   Who invented robots Karel Čapek managed to look into the future when in 1920 he […]

    No Future: how ethical and post-colonial concepts can save the world economy

    The following article is part of a larger debate around the headline “Capitalism is killing the planet,” for example, by such an influential Western media as The Guardian. At the same time, we remember very well that our website and the well-being of the Persian Gulf countries exist precisely thanks to capitalism. How to balance […]

    Creaturely empathy with desert animals: A Kuwaiti environmentalist’s social media experiment

    “Ajmi’s special contribution has been his use of his social media to make conservation issues come alive in an intimate and unsettling way, to show how environmental destruction is playing out on animals themselves.” Let’s check the story by Matthew Chovanec published in Madamasr. *** For the first few seconds, it is unclear what the […]

    District 9: Alien as a mirror of the human being

    On February 26, 2021, a South African-Canadian film director, Neill Blomkamp revealed on his official Twitter that development of “10 District” was moving ahead on a script for a sequel, with Sharlto Copley and Terri Tatchell co-writing the screenplay with him. His first work, “District 9”, was named one of the top 10 independent films […]