Category: Human issues

ethical issues and human interest stories

Are we more violent today?

[Coronation Street’s message: “Don’t miss out, girls – you too can kick heads in.”] Tiberius has written an interesting piece: James Hamilton has an interesting piece about early football violence up at his blog. It concerns a game between Bolton…

Muslim leader calls for happiness

The Washington Post has this: Egypt’s grand Mufti Ali Gomma called on Muslims in his traditional Eid sermon to avoid wasteful spending and instead support charities. “A good Muslim should bring happiness to the hearts of fellow human beings” he…

Tough call – steeplechase ban

From Oz: Steeplechase and hurdle racing in the Australian state of Victoria will be abolished in 2010, prompted by the deaths of 20 horses in two years.  The decision follows a comprehensive review of the sport and has been welcomed…

Blind faith, blind scepticism

Lachezar Filipov, deputy director of the Space Research Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, has confirmed research into aliens.  We know of astronaut Mitchell’s claims and of Area 51 and Rosswell. My interest is not so much in the…