Archive for May 2013

American Millennials and the New Narcissism

May 25th, 2013 | By

Over the last decade or so, several books and articles have posited a rather optimistic set of projections about the Millennials—the generation born between 1982 and 1999. The typical thesis is that the Millennials are helpful, civically oriented young adults who desire to save the world. This view has recently been challenged, arguing instead that the Millennials evidence an entitlement mentality, are self-centered, and uninterested in anything other than their own virtual world of Facebook, Twitter and their I-Phone. Which is it? Are they the “Me-Generation or the We Generation,” to quote Jean Twenge author of the book, Generation-Me?



Plan B, Freezing Eggs and Reproductive Technologies: Who Is In Control?

May 18th, 2013 | By

Ethicist and legal scholar, Robert P. George, recently summarized the controversial life of Sir Robert Edwards, Nobel Prize-winning pioneer of in vitro fertilization (IVF), who died in early April at age 87. Today, there are literally millions of people in the world today who would not have been born had it not been for the IVF technology Edwards launched.