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

Warning: Moral Inversion Ahead

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Can you be too committed to morality? We’ve seen in the 20th century (and others) how good intentions can lead to horrific atrocities. The Hungarian scientist, Michael Polanyi, saw in his day what was coming and called this a “moral inversion.” Is our own culture also ripe for a moral inversion? The AC team invited Dr. Andrew Grosso, a friend …

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 …

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 …

Lesser of Two Evils?: To Vote or Not to Vote, That is the Question

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We sometimes face ethical dilemmas in our lives. Some are relatively inconsequential. Others, like the presidential election in the most powerful country in the world, have grave consequences. With higher stakes, the voices for and against a particular option become more and more aggressive. That seems to be the case with comments attacking the article written by Christian theological, Wayne …

A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy is a Gorilla

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Last Saturday (May 28), the Cincinnati Zoo shot to death an endangered gorilla to save a 4-year-old boy. An outrage ensued on social media, with some defending the zoo and others calling for a boycott against Cincinnati Zoo. What do you think should have happened? What about the implications of the worldviews underlying such an outrage? Join Andy and Steve …

What’s the Moral of the Story?

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This week, we have a guest post from Lewis Waha. Lewis a currently completing his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University. Check out his blog at cogitatingduck.com. Maybe you remember from your earliest school years the common refrain, “What’s the moral of the story?” Depending on the story, we’d say something like, “Slow and steady wins the race,” or …

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Zombie Culture Pt. 4

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We wrap up the Zombie Culture series with this 4th and final episode. We are joined by a new staff member, Chris Battle. He will be working alongside Andy and Steve as the new Associate of Apologetics Canada. (UPDATE 2016: Chris has since moved to take a pastoral position in Ontario.) He taught a breakout session at the Apologetics Canada …