Robot Rights – an impossibility or an inevitability?

Michal - Year 12 Student Editor’s Note: Year 12 student Michal writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine on the fascinating topic of robot rights. As Michal notes, "[a]rtificial intelligence raises serious questions about philosophical boundaries. While we may ask if sentient robots are conscious or deserving of rights, it forces us to pose basic questions like ‘What … Continue reading Robot Rights – an impossibility or an inevitability?

Competition Winner: Should “freegans” be prosecuted? (IS)

Izzy - Year 9 Student Editor's Note: This outstanding essay by Izzy was a very worthy winner of this year's GSAL Year 7-9 Essay Competition organised by Mr Yates as part of the 2008 Society and open to all students. Izzy is an outstanding student who has already been published twice in The GSAL Journal: … Continue reading Competition Winner: Should “freegans” be prosecuted? (IS)

In the 21st Century is there a case for a Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities, and if so what should these be?

Alfie - Year 9 Student Editor's Note: This excellent essay was a 'highly commended' entry into the GSAL Year 7-9 Essay Competition organised by Mr Yates as part of the 2008 Society and open to all students. Alfie has previously had a review of the book 'I Am Malala' published in The GSAL Journal. The … Continue reading In the 21st Century is there a case for a Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities, and if so what should these be?