Why Rabies Still Kills
Written by Newdawn
SINGAPORE – A virus that infects your brain, makes you want to bite things, and is almost always fatal after symptoms appear probably sounds like something from a zombie movie. But this has been the modus operandi of rabies at least since 2300 BC, when it was described in the Eshuma Code of Babylon. The word’s Sanskrit etymology – rabhas, meaning “to do violence” – dates back even further, to 3000 BC.
Teachers Touch Generations, and Make All Other Profession Possible
Written by Hester Williams-Catakaw
It is embarrassing to hear some of the derogatory comments been madeconcerning our teachers. I know that there are some teachers who arenot qualified, but I believe that the process of taking them from the class room should be done in a dignified manner.
The Tarnished Golden Rule
Written by Newdawn
BERLIN – “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” What a simple and logical concept – a straightforward way to resolve knotty moral dilemmas. Yet, at a time when distinguishing right from wrong seems to be more difficult than ever, this classic postulate – the “Golden Rule” – seems to be going out of fashion.
Should Children Have the Right to Die?
Written by Peter Singer
PRINCETON – Since 2002, Belgium has permitted terminally or incurably ill adults to request and receive euthanasia from a doctor. In February 2014, the Belgian parliament removed the provision of the country’s law on euthanasia that restricted the law’s use to adults. That led to an outcry.
Direct Democracy Strike's Again
Written by Nina L. Khrushcheva
NEW YORK – Once again, a referendum has turned a country upside down. In June, British voters decided to take their country out of the European Union; now, a narrow majority of Colombians have rejected a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Colombians have taken a leap in the dark – and perhaps a leap back into the violent abyss of never-ending war.