All posts tagged human rights

Should we fear advances in AI?

Whether it’s Skynet or HAL9000, we have a creeping worry about rogue AI, and for good reason. Science fiction has arguably paved the way for much scientific progress by imagining […]

The ethics of medical data records – is sharing, caring? [1/2]

In contemporary society, as the surveillance state and ‘big brother’ watch us scuttle around in the city below, privacy becomes an ethical issue that is deserving of a spotlight. Whilst the ‘incognito’ tab […]

Should We Embrace Genetic Modification? [1/2]

Genetic modification, essentially meaning the deliberate engineering of a cell in order to alter its characteristics, is being increasingly exercised as our tech society hurtles towards an ‘ideal’ existence. From […]

Good and Evil [2/2] – Why do good people do bad things?

Whilst the hard sciences may be a long way away from being able to tackle (let alone explain) such hefty concepts as good and evil, psychology has offered some insight […]

Good and Evil [1/2] – The Two Faces of Morality

In HEADCANDY, we columnists Sophie and Harvey write about big topics from our respective philosophical and scientific perspectives. Any books or studies that come up week-by-week will feature at the bottom […]

To Criticise is to Victimise: Anti-Semitism and its Relationship with Israel

Every form of discrimination and intolerance is just as detestable and insipid as the last. Anti –Semitism is no exception. It is because this kind of discrimination is so despicable […]

The Deafening Silence: Has Saudi Arabia Gone Too Far?

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is perhaps ‘the most violent and abusive of all autocracies,’ because of its dependence on violence and oppression against the human rights of its population. According to Ali al-Ahmed from the Institute […]

Politista – Our Great and Glorious Hypocrisies

It’s interesting that in a year where Donald Trump’s Presidential programme is casting light on the dubious foreign policy of the USA, the last British prisoner in Guantanamo Bay detention centre for those of […]