Science, medicine, education

  • Utopia and toxic sentimentality: influence of the ideas of May 68 on education.
  • The loss of confrontation as part of the educational process: the utopian and romantic conception of the educational model: the idealization of the student's potential.
  • Designer children: prospects in genetic manipulation
  • Towards genetic enhancement of the human being: can biotechnology create a post-human race?
  • Transhumanism: are we towards a new human race?
  • Precision Medicine: discovering which drug is appropriate for each patient.
  • CRISPR, genetic manipulation available to (almost) everyone.
  • The experience of 15 years of euthanasia in the Netherlands.
  • Microbiome and health: how do the 100 billion microbes we transport in our body influence our health?
  • Current and future effects of climate change: what level of reliability do predictions have?
  • The biological future of the human being: is modern man subject to the laws of evolution?
  • Man-machine interactions: is the machine designed for man or man designed for the machine?
  • Nanotechnology in medicine: reality or science fiction?
  • The Frankenstein myth: can a living being be manufactured in the laboratory?
  • Will robots and computers replace doctors?
  • The future of public healthcare systems: is the current model sustainable?
  • Imagine society in 2050 after the technological singularity: an evolutionary state characterized by extreme longevity and the enhancement of human nature through nanotechnologies and artificial intelligence.
  • Will the future advocated by techno-optimistic transhumanism really be a paradise on earth?