Category: Ethics

  • Religious violence. Analyzed?

    Artificial intelligence can help us to better understand the causes of religious violence and to potentially control it, according to a new Oxford University collaboration. The study is one of the first to be published that uses psychologically realistic AI – as opposed to machine learning. The study published in The Journal for Artificial Societies […]

  • Christ did not exist! Do you still believe?

    Christ did not exist! Do you still believe?

    There was a lot of discussion recently on Greek Facebook about a famous and popular priest who decided to stop being a priest. A choice that divided and provoked either positive or negative comments. I will not dwell on this discussion and on whether a priest who does such a thing is doing the right […]

  • Understanding morality.

    Moral judgment is a tricky subject. For example, most people would agree that lying is immoral. However, most people would also agree that lying to Nazis about the location of Jewish families would be moral. New research sheds light on how people decide whether behavior is moral or immoral. The findings could serve as a […]

  • Being good. For no reason at all.

    Providing ‘targeted’ social support to other people in need activates regions of the brain involved in parental care – which may help researchers understand the positive health effects of social ties, reports a new study. (1) Being good. For no reason at all. Or even despite reasons against it. Something that is the easiest thing […]

  • The Boeing case: Not Boeing’s fault! It is our ethics!

    Last week several emails exchanged between Boeing employees were revealed, in which those employees seemed to know about the problems of the 737 MAX airplane and even ridicule the authorities and the airlines for believing them that there were no problems. The investigation is ongoing.One cannot of course know from now the result of the […]