Lincolnshire registered a third of reported rapes as 'no crimes'
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Wednesday 01 July 2009
What's the difference between a bank and a rail company? Not much, in the sense that the taxpayer will always come along to save the business if it is threatened with failure.
Monday 22 June 2009
Last week I blithely ended my column by saying that to be fashionably ethical what we need to do is to buy fewer clothes.
Monday 01 June 2009
In all the clamour and rage of the expenses crisis, the fundamental issue remains wholly unaddressed: that of the value system that allowed such abuses in the first place.
Sunday 17 May 2009
Sunday 17 May 2009
Philosophy has six sections – World, Mind and Body, Knowledge, Faith, Ethics and Aesthetics, and Society – and every one is written by a professor in the field. It is printed on thick, luxury-quality paper and lavishly illustrated, with colour pictures of famous philosophers and mood pictures of outer space, book-lined studies, running horses... It is a thing of beauty and a joy forever. But the inevitable result of squeezing all of philosophy into one book is a loss of detail: Kant is compressed into three pages (though he is referenced elsewhere in the book). Sometimes explanation is simply not there, as in: "It seems there can be infinities of different sizes". Seems? (The explanation is well-known in mathematics – the set of fractions is of a greater order of infinity than the set of integers, for the latter could not be mapped one-to-one on to the former).
Wednesday 22 April 2009
The ethics of human cloning centre on whether the technique is medically safe, both for the mother and, more importantly, for the child, because of the risk that cloned embryos may have severe congenital defects and other developmental problems.
Tuesday 21 April 2009
Corporate success stories and recessions make uncomfortable bedfellows.
Friday 19 December 2008
Tuesday 25 November 2008
Spare your conscience and opt for ethical gifts for your friends and family this Christmas.
Sunday 02 November 2008
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/10/by-sophie-mor-1.html">Ethics Girl: Any ideas on sustainable energy?</a>
Thursday 23 October 2008
If you've got an excellent idea for a sustainable energy project up your sleeve but the credit crisis is putting the crunch on your funding, get your skates on and apply for an Ashden Award.
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/10/by-sophie-morri.html">Ethics Girl: We all make mistakes</a>
Tuesday 14 October 2008
You might not be able to see me blushing via this clever web disguise, but Ethics Girl is feeling a little shame-faced today.
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/ethics_girl/index.html" target="_blank">Ethics Girl: The Eco Wedding</a>
Tuesday 16 September 2008
If you have a wedding to plan imminently, no doubt you'll have reached for our special marriage magazine, free with today's paper. If you've got to the frustrating stage of list-making and and adding up how much it all may cost, you might be already having a re-think.
Saturday 13 September 2008
The Government's exams watchdog faces legal action over its refusal to allow the study of humanism in the religious studies GCSE.
Saturday 30 August 2008
I've seen a significant rise in the number of people getting divorced in their fifties and sixties. There are a number of reasons, one of which is that as a generation, they've got wealthier, healthier and have higher life expectancies.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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