Archives for May 3, 2017

Can Science Alone Decide the Meaning of “Human?”

Can Science Alone Decide the Meaning of “Human?” Recently here (and elsewhere) a question has arisen and I would like to at least take a “stab” at answering it: Can science alone decide what it means to be “human?” The question could be asked in several different ways and adding some of them here will help “pin down” the issue at stake: Can science (as understood by most people in the modern, Western world) distinguish between “human” being and “non-human” being? and Does it lie … [Read more...]