Posts Tagged ‘Science

05
Oct
09

On air: Is living longer always something to aspire to?

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 And would you like to live to 100? We ask because you’re discussing related issues off the back of various stories…take at a look at this site recommended by WHYS listener Patti in Cape Floral. It predicts how long you’ll live. Continue reading ‘On air: Is living longer always something to aspire to?’
03
Apr
08

Talking points for 3 April

Good morning, today a question posed on the Today programme’s Thought for the Day by Professor Mona Siddiqui is “Why can’t Muslims take a joke?” You can listen here (if you try hard enough, and are reading this on Thursday). That was sparked by British comedian Ben Elton saying the BBC is too scared of jokes about Islam. What do you think?

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01
Apr
08

Does religion stand in the way of science?

One email I read during yesterday’s programme argued that the more religious a country the less it will embrace science and technology. Plenty of you responded immediately, including Count Iblis who wrote, ‘Religion is based on ideas that contradict science. This contradiction used to be purely academical in past centuries. But in today’s world, religion has become an obstacle to, for instance, medical science. This does have a real impact on all of us.’ Do you agree?

24
Mar
08

Where do you draw the line in scientific research?

A change to embryo laws in the UK has sparked a furious debate.

Over the Easter period a number of Catholic Church leaders in Britain called for MPs to vote against a change in the current Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act, which would allow the creation of animal-human embryos for research.

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