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Mark Menace

By Ranjit K. Sahu No other single factor has been affecting the future of the Indian Generation next as a sheet of paper with scores by which  individuals are evaluated  and stratified based on their performance in one or more exam (based on results which may have been as erroneous […]

June 19, 2016 · 2 comments · Articles

Weather as a Weapon

By Mark Antony Rossi A cynical poet once said ” Lamentations were composed to ease the suffering of farmers and soldiers. The elements being their true enemy.” The heart of this irony is how inclement weather imposes on the lives of pivotal actors in society. It is not hysterical to […]

June 19, 2016 · 0 comments · Articles

The Sentience Trap

By Mark Antony Rossi The concept of sentience as outlined in science fiction literally extends human rights to nonhuman entities solely on the basis of self-awareness. Later the definition expanded to include the ability of feeling and a basic version of intelligence (organic and artificial). Now promoters of the Cambridge […]

June 12, 2016 · 0 comments · Articles

Redefining Progress For the Sake of Mankind

By Mark Antony Rossi The current mantra of the scientific research “we are trying to improve people’s lives” doubles as an insidious rationalization to push past acceptable ethical boundaries in the name of progress. And a short-sighted notion of progress is why we proverbially and perpetually fall from grace. Grace […]

June 5, 2016 · 0 comments · Articles

Reining The Monsters Within

By Mark Antony Rossi The act of killing is not a random event. It is an instinctual response programmed in the human species.  I realize that doesn’t sound as noble as original sin or self-defense but the bottom line is less than elegant. There is much killing in the world […]

May 22, 2016 · 4 comments · Articles

Killer Robots and the Moral Threshold

By Mark Antony Rossi  A United Nations Commission has convened and is actively exploring the negative consequences of advanced warfare. The major thrust of this international scientific meeting revolves around the introduction of killer robots onto the modern day battlefield. The killer robots are anthropomorphic (something possessing human attributes) outfitted […]

May 15, 2016 · 2 comments · Articles

Bioethics

By Mark Antony Rossi  A person does not have to be a cave dweller to be ignorant of the term “bioethics.” It is beginning to be bandied about with increasing frequency due to the fact that more books are being written on the subject and, of course, the ever expanding […]

May 8, 2016 · 2 comments · Articles

What We Learned

By Mark Antony Rossi  We were naïve to expect advanced technology would have a positive impact on interpersonal understanding. It has fallen short of every measurement. Science cannot fix the future because the future will involve overcoming the weakness of flesh. The desire to improve ourselves and our relationships, whether […]

May 1, 2016 · 0 comments · Articles

Mindfields of Tomorrow

By Mark Antony Rossi Maniacal mass-murdering utopians Adolph Hitler and Josef Stalin had an institutional fondness for burning books and doctoring photographs. The recent ethnic killing fields of Cambodia, Bosnia and Rwanda began their brief bloody reigns in the exact same manner seeking to rewrite or erase history. And why? […]

April 24, 2016 · 2 comments · Articles

The Price of Antibiotic Abuse

By Mark Antony Rossi Antibiotics, once the miracle drugs of the modern age, are fast becoming a feeble formula against superbugs increasingly immune due to universal abuse. This abuse once blamed on frightened doctors overprescribing to protect their assets must now unfortunately include a tide wave of manufactured antibiotic mixtures […]

April 17, 2016 · 0 comments · Articles