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    • Epistemology and the Wikipedia 

      Magnus, P.D. (2006-08)
      Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia that is written and edited entirely by visitors to its website. I argue that we are misled when we think of it in the same epistemic category with traditional general encyclopedias. An ...
    • Executions in the United States, 1608-2002 

      Watt, Espy, M. (2013-11-13)
      This collection furnishes data on executions performed under civil authority in the United States between 1608 and 2002. The dataset describes each individual executed and the circumstances surrounding the crime for which ...
    • Fibs in the Wikipedia 

      Magnus, P.D. (2008-02-03)
    • Moral Status, Moral Value, and Human Embryos: Implications for Stem Cell Research 

      Steinbock, Bonnie (2007)
      Human embryonic stem cells (ES cells) are of scientific and medical interest because of their ability to develop into different tissue types and because of their ability to be propagated for many generations in laboratory ...
    • The Morality of Killing Human Embryos 

      Steinbock, Bonnie (2006)
      Embryonic stem cell research is morally and politically controversial because the process of deriving the embryonic stem (ES) cells kills embryos. If embryos are, as some would claim, human beings like you and me, then ...
    • Payment for Egg Donation and Surrogacy 

      Steinbock, Bonnie (2004-09)
      This article examines the ethics of egg donation. It begins by looking at objections to noncommercial gamete donation, and then takes up criticism of commercial egg donation. After discussing arguments based on concern ...
    • Regarding scientific significance 

      Magnus, P.D. (2010-09-17)
      In Science, Truth, and Democracy, Philip Kitcher introduces significance graphs (structures that illustrate how and which questions are significant) and well ordered science (a norm defined by an imagined process of ideal ...
    • Reliability on the Crowded Net: Finding the Truth in a Web of Deceit 

      Magnus, P.D. (MacHack: the Conference for Leading Edge Developers, 2001)
      On-line, just as off-line, there are ways of assessing the credibility of information sources. The Internet, although it arguably makes for nothing wholly new in this regard, complicates the ordinary task of assessing ...
    • Underdetermination and the Claims of Science 

      Magnus, P.D. (2003-03)
      The underdetermination of theory by evidence is supposed to be a reason to rethink science. It is not. Many authors claim that underdetermination has momentous consequences for the status of scientific claims, but such ...
    • Wrongful Life and Procreative Decisions 

      Steinbock, Bonnie (2009)
      This paper defends and refines the claim that procreation can be wrongful. Procreation is wrongful first when the "nonexistence condition" is met: the person's life will be filled with suffering that cannot be ameliorated ...