Many people pay attention to pros and cons of stem cell research and the moral dilemma it poses. It makes you select between two moral principles: you should respect the value of human life; or you should do something to alleviate suffering. It means that if we use stem cell to help prevent suffering, then we are messing with human life. But if no one conducts stem cell research, it would become impossible to alleviate suffering caused by certain diseases such as Parkinson's diseases or birth defects. It's a really hard decision to make.
Cell phones are the soda shops of the 21st century. Just like kids in the 50’s hung out at soda shops after school, today they hang out on their phones – accessing social media sites, following each others tweets and staying connected with texting. Trying to take them away now, would be like turning back the social clock. Cell phones, smart phones and an increasing array of mobile devices are here to stay. Their use by kids will only grow, reaching down to younger and younger ages. One of our St. Louis area clients recently shared that “half of their third graders now carry cell phones,” which means 8-9 year old students!