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Ethics - the meaning of life ?

 
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Looking for references to explain both or are they one and the same ?
Top 10 Books and some of you may disagree -

God and the Embryo: Religious Voices on Stem Cells and Cloning
New Terror, New Wars
Life, Sex, and Ideas: The Good Life Without God
Philosophy is a serious and often difficult topic, yet just as often it is made out to be more difficult than it actually is. The basic point of philosophy is, at least much of the time, to think reflexively and critically about those things which matter most in our lives. It's about fundamental questions without easy and pat answers. Studying philosophy shouldn't be a pursuit just for university students - unfortunately, not many teachers of philosophy reach out beyond that narrow audience.
The Atheist: Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Who Owns Life
Being Good: An Introduction to Ethics
Euthanasia : The Moral Issues
The Ethics of Abortion
Business Ethics
In Defense of Sin
The Geography of Thought : How Asians and Westerners Think Differently...and Why

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Couldn't have dreamt of a better title. There's enough there to spin off at least 15 different topics.
 
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What about Ethics ?

Percentage of doctors who said they would approve of prenatal screening for sex selection purposes if requested by a patient :
Russia : 95%
Israel : 82%
Portugal : 82%
Hungary : 77%
US : 72%
Turkey : 10%
France : 9%
Thailad : 8%
Switzerland : 0%
World average : 38%
Many couples are forced to travel far and wide for access to the latest procedures via sites like choosethesexofyourbaby.com and myboyorgirl.com.
A technology called MicrSort for sperm sorting technology at the genetics and IVF Institute in Fairfax, Virginia.
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HS Thomas: It is not possible to wink at sin, smile at error and grin all the time (Mk. 3:5).
According to gospelcom.net:
Mark 3:5 - He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored.
 
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It was supposed to be a heading as follows: (But you are right it doesn't fit the verses )
There is a time and place for sharp rebukes and verbal slaps in the face
(Tit. 1:9-13; Gal. 2:11-14; 2 Cor. 13:10).
Titus 1:9-13
9 holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able,
by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.
10 For there are many insubordinate, both idle talkers and deceivers,
especially those of the circumcision,11 whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole households, teaching
things which they ought not, for the sake of dishonest gain.
12 One of them, a prophet of their own, said, "Cretans are always liars,
evil beasts, lazy gluttons."
13 This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be
sound in the faith,
Gal 2:11-14
11 Now when Peter had come to Antioch, I withstood him to his face, because
he was to be blamed;
12 for before certain men came from James, he would eat with the Gentiles;
but when they came, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing those who
were of the circumcision.
13 And the rest of the Jews also played the hypocrite with him, so that even
Barnabas was carried away with their hypocrisy.
14 But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the
gospel, I said to Peter before them all, "If you, being a Jew, live in the
manner of Gentiles and not as the Jews, why do you compel Gentiles to live
as Jews? (NKJ)
2 Cor 13:10
10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should
use sharpness, according to the authority which the Lord has given me for
edification and not for destruction. (NKJ)
I think the person got the summaries wrong!
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I think, HS Thomas is Jim Yingst's new version of MDbot software. This time Jim used Markov chain algorithm.
Or what else his "Map and HS Thomas -- separated at birth" could possible mean, ah?
 
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Jim's MDbot would use the recursive algorithm,one that invokes (makes reference to) itself repeatedly until a certain condition matches, a method common to functional programming. One that never deviates from the topic. Or maybe, a genetic algorithm (GA) is an algorithm used to find approximate solutions to difficult-to-solve problems, inspired by and named after biological processes of inheritance, mutation, natural selection, and the genetic crossover that occurs when parents mate to produce offspring.
Mine would be a greedy algorithm that works by making a series of simple decisions that are never reconsidered.
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Ethics_for_the_New_Millennium
A good book on the subject apparently.
"The Dalai Lama disconnects his discussion of ethics from religion. The premise is, simply, that all human beings desire to be happy.

theodicy � justifying the ways of God to man, as Milton put it: trying to explain how the wicked prosper and the good suffer, bad things happen to good people, and good things happen to bad. In some traditions, the only solution is to imagine that there's an afterlife in which the good are rewarded and the evil are punished. Other traditions simply declare that such questions are ultimately unanswerable or mysterious."
Disappointing if the book covers nothing new, really.
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come on folks... any good geek knows that the meaning of life is 42 :roll: So where's the need for debate?
-- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
 
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FAQ About the meaning of Life
If computing power doubles every two years, what happens when computers are doing the research?
If I created a mind with no built-in desires, what would it do?
How can I do something that will still matter in two hundred million years?
If 42 is turned upside down it becomes 2b or 'to be';
My answers to the above:
When computers do the research they'll be building better computers.
A mind with no built-in desires is an unhappy mind. Ummm need to think on that some more. I think a mind needs to be happy sometimes to function.
Assuming happiness and contentment springs from the mind.
Try doing something today that needs doing instead of in two hundred million years!
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� Moral Dilemmas - Topical concerns - cloning, genetic engineering,
praise/blame/responsibility
- End of Life (euthanasia etc.)
- Beginning of Life (abortion etc.)
� Theories - Utilitarianism (Bentham and Mill)
and their application - Deontology (Kant)
- Virtue Theory (Aristotle)
- Existentialism (Sartre)
� Metaphysical - Religious issues
implications - Objectivity of values
- Value/Meaning of Life
Singer, P., Practical Ethics
Williams, B., Morality
Hanfling (ed) Life and Meaning
Glover, J., Causing Death & Saving Lives
 
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