Neil Scolding trained in Medicine in Cardiff and in Neurology in Cardiff, Cambridge and Queen Square, London. He has been Burden Professor of Clinical Neurosciences in Bristol since 1999. He is also a past Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Linacre Centre for Healthcare Ethics. He has a clinical and research interest in […]
The moral code presented by a religion for its practitioners is produced and influenced by a number of factors, some of which are universal, while others are specific to the particular religion. The potentially universal include, for instance, natural law, the human conscience, and the ‘speaking’ of God in the human soul. Religion-specific ones include (a) […]
Not all cases admit of only one permissible outcome. In some areas, judges have a discretion to exercise. In others, they have to make an evaluative judgment. The paper will explore the parameters within which these exercises are carried out and the extent to which they are susceptible of review on appeal.
No nation is free from disputes and confrontations between other nations. These disputes often derive from territorial and economic interests, control of naturaL resources, etc. However, recent cases show that another source of intra-nation disputes arises from the interpretation and perception of historical facts. As part of a recent Stanford project on historical studies/education and reconciliation […]
Religious believers are often accused of seeking to impose their morality upon others and of not respecting the separation of Church and State. They are told to keep their beliefs to themselves and to stay out of the public arena. However, what we are now finding is that those who insist on the separation of […]
Charles Darwin was a brilliant naturalist privileged to live in extraordinary times, when intrepid voyagers like himself would return from their circumnavigations around the world with their ships’ holds filled with tens of thousands of never previously described species of insects, fish, plants and mammals. This revelation of the astonishing diversity of the living world extended […]
Dr. Tom Pink: Many thanks for writing this very interesting book, which addresses questions to do with human identity and fulfilment about which I am deeply concerned myself, but from a very different starting point. To be realistic, I suspect that unfortunately not everyone here will have read the book, so I thought to begin with […]
I am very grateful and honoured that the Thomas More Institute should have asked me to speak to you tonight. I come before you in the guise of what in America is known as a public intellectual: that is to say, a person who is prepared to write upon almost any subject, without being a […]