Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

The Father Who is There

Recently, at the park with my wife and son, I witnessed one of the saddest sights I’ve seen in a long time. A little boy, about five or six, was there with his dad. Normally, this would be a wonderful thing, but the tragedy was, they weren’t spending time with each other. The dad was engrossed in his phone — ignoring his child.

No matter what he tried, this little boy could not get his...

The Cost of Cloning

Some achievements are heroic, some advance technology in a way that changes lives for the better, and others exist solely to bring a measure of fame to the doer. Despite a flurry of media coverage, a recent report of cloning human embryos seems likely to take its place joining a plethora of Guinness records such as the largest ball of yarn and the highest number of consecutive somersaults. But while this accomplishment involves multiple...