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Pope Francis reflects on developments in science, technology

November 20, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: Addressing the Pontifical Council for Culture, Pope Francis cited developments in medicine and genetics, the neurosciences, and “autonomous and thinking machines.” He then spoke of three principles: an “appreciation of the sciences, which we have not always known how to manifest”; “the universal destination of goods, which also regards those of knowledge and technology”; and “not all that is technically possible or feasible is therefore ethically acceptable.”

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