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Stories by Arthur L. Caplan

Now ain't that special? The implications of creating the first synthetic bacteria

Is life special, so special that we cannot understand it, much less create it? Are living things endowed with some sort of special power, force or property that distinguishes the inorganic from the organic, the living from the dead?  Can life be nothing more than the precise interaction of physical stuff?

May 20, 2010 — Arthur L. Caplan

Is Better Best?

A noted ethicist argues in favor of brain enhancement

September 1, 2003 — Arthur L. Caplan