Deepfake: When the Theoretical Rubber Meets the Practical Road

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Our thinking on ethics and law seems to be playing catch-up with the development of new technology. This seems to be the case with Deepfake. What makes this technology particularly interesting is that it betrays what we really think about truth and morality. What happens when the theoretical rubber meets the practical road? Links & Articles Deepfake on Wikipedia

Imaged: Navigating Dignity in a Technological Age

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PARENTAL ADVISORY: The episode addresses mature subject matter at about the 29 minute mark. Technology has an interesting way of raising deeper questions for us. It invites us to scrutinize what we used to take for granted, or, at times, it raises a set of questions we’d never considered before. Check out this week’s edition of the AC Podcast to …

Right For You But Not For Me: Responding to Moral Relativism

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It seems to be an in-thing for average people these days to claim that morality is relative, an idea not many philosophy professors would hold to. Relativism has many faults, but the main one seems to be that it cannot be held to consistently. Check out today’s episode of the AC Podcast and listen to what Paul Chamberlain said at …

What is a Better Foundation for Human Rights?: Dialogue Debrief with Dr. Andy Bannister

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Just a couple days before the Apologetics Canada Conference 2018, Apologetics Canada and Westside Church partnered to host a dialogue on human rights between a Christian and a secular humanist. Dr. Andy Bannister, the director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity, and Ian Bushfield, the executive director of the BC Humanist Association, had a conversation moderated by Apologetics Canada’s …

Love Thy Body: An Interview with Nancy Pearcey

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Does secularism have a lower view of the body? How does this impact the political hot-button issues of the day, like abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, and transgenderism? Nancy Pearcey, in her new book, Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality, powerfully critiques the secular ethic regarding the human body and explains how Christianity’s high view of the body …

How Should Humans Live?: The Human Project Session Four

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What’s a good life? Everyone wants to live one but seldom do we come across those who have carefully thought through this question. How do the questions we’ve been covering so far in this series (What is human? What is the value of human life? What leads to human flourishing?) build up to the question of how we should live? …

What is the Value of Human Life?: The Human Project Session Two

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The UN Declaration of Human Rights begins begins with the words: “Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world…” Did you catch that? Human dignity (or value) is inherent and we merely recognize it. But what is …

Bad Robot!: Teaching Machines Ethics

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What was once the stuff of science fiction is becoming more of a reality. As we strive to create a machine in our own image, we – perhaps naturally – seek to teach the machines right from wrong. This is a huge topic with many issues converging. Andy, Steve, and Terry are back with their two cents as they try …

My Bedroom, My Choice

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What is freedom? Does it mean that we can always do whatever we want? How does it impact our sex lives? Are there greater forces at play? These are all questions that we should be asking. Our society is participating in a sexual revolution and has a certain trajectory. In this week’s podcast, Steve and Chris explore this interesting concept, …