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Robert T. Miller examines the morality of using unmanned robotic drones :

Although the machines involved are extraordinarily dangerous, the moral principle governing their use is perfectly ordinary: It is the familiar one that human beings should engage in an activity that poses dangers to others only if, in the totality of the circumstances, doing so is reasonable—-i.e., if the good to be achieved, taking account of the probability of success, is proportionate to the possible ill effects.

Also today, in a book review from our April issue, Mary McConnell on homeschooling :
I remain an enthusiastic advocate of homeschooling, but recent years have found me occupied with reforming “real” school. Two much-heralded but very different books, Joseph Murphy’s new survey of the professional literature on homeschooling,  Homeschooling in America , and Quinn Cummings’ story of homeschooling her daughter Alice ,   The Year of Learning Dangerously , rekindled my interest in the movement that once so engaged my family.



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