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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Living in a Land of Ethical Strangers

By Mark Antony Rossi It’s been said technology is contributing to people becoming less connected to the world at large. A small part of that sentiment is true but like Viagra you can’t blame the drug for the poor choices of its partakers. Technology in the context of rushing water […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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? […]

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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 […]